Evlanov Seamount and Basin

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT non-breeding 2008 72,000-168,750 individuals A4ii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Charlie-Gibbs South High Seas MPA Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 14,542,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Evlanov Seamount and Basin. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/evlanov-seamount-and-basin-iba-high-seas on 30/11/2023.