Flinders Ranges

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
Short-tailed Grasswren Amytornis merrotsyi NT resident - common A2, A3

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)
2016 high 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
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park 93,827 protected area contains site 91,840
Bunkers Conservation Reserve 14,129 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Acacia shrublands, Chenopod shrubs, samphire shrubs and forblands, Mallee shrublands & woodlands -
Grassland Hummock grasslands, Tussock grasslands -
Savanna Eucalypt open woodlands -
Forest Callitris forests & woodlands, Casuarina forests & woodlands -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Owned by the South Australian Government and managed by the Department for Environment and Heritage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flinders Ranges. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2022.