Indian Ocean, Western 2 - Marine

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis EN non-breeding - 23-26 individuals A1, A4ii
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri EN post-guard 2011 981-1,570 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Indian Ocean, Western 2 - Marine. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.