Campbell Islands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Campbell Teal Anas nesiotis VU - - 50-249 individuals A1, A4i
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 1942-2012 33,239-814,550 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri EN non-breeding 1942-2012 20-30 individuals A1
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN breeding 2007 351-600 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora VU breeding 1907-2008 4,855-7,800 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata NT breeding 1995 1,600 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma EN breeding 1940-2012 8,285-9,585 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris LC breeding 1995 30-50 breeding pairs A1
Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida VU breeding 1940-2006 21,648-74,825 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Campbell Shag Leucocarbo campbelli VU resident 1907-1980 1,157-2,666 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Auckland Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica NT - 2010 50-249 mature individuals A1
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a - - 50,000-99,999 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,386,792 protected area contains site 0
Moutere Ihupuku / Campbell Island Marine Reserve 113,133 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Campbell Private Scenic Reserve Scenic Reserve 2 is identical to site 0
Campbell Island Nature Reserve 10,876 is identical to site 0
Campbell Heritage Benthic Protection Area 288,805 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland Tussock grasslands -
Shrubland -
Marine Intertidal -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Campbell Islands. Downloaded from on 03/10/2022.