NZM016
Fiordland - West Coast South Island (South) (offshore)


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus VU breeding 2010 6,500-10,200 individuals A1, A4ii
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi EN unknown 1995-2001 present A1
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri NT breeding 1995-2005 5,500-16,000 individuals A1, A4ii

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)
2010 high not assessed low
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
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fiordland - West Coast South Island (South) (offshore). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2019.