Chalky Preservation Inlets

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus NT breeding 1992-1993 min 58 nests A1, A4ii
Kakapo Strigops habroptila CR - - present A1
New Zealand Kaka Nestor meridionalis VU - - present A1
Yellowhead Mohoua ochrocephala NT - - present A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2,600,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fiordland National Park National Park 1,278,214 protected area contains site 2,071


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chalky Preservation Inlets. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.