Eastern Flinders Island


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chestnut Teal Anas castanea LC unknown 2003-2007 750-3,100 individuals A4i
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris LC resident 1990-2008 137-151 individuals A4i
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus LC resident 1990-2008 6-138 individuals A4i
Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus VU resident 1984-2008 171 individuals A1, A4i
Fairy Tern Sternula nereis VU resident 1999-2008 12-250 individuals A1, A4i

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sellars Lagoon Game Reserve 7,833 protected area overlaps with site 2,082
Patriarchs Conservation Area 4,054 protected area overlaps with site 1,871
North East River Game Reserve 2,555 protected area overlaps with site 1,162
Logan Lagoon Conservation Area 4,868 protected area overlaps with site 2,230
Foochow Conservation Area 5,892 protected area overlaps with site 2,155

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Intertidal mud, sand & salt flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Land ownership
Tasmanian State Government with the Conservation Areas managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service; beaches managed by Parks and Wildlife and/or Flinders Island Council.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern Flinders Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2019.