Jervis Bay

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
Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus EN resident 1995 600 individuals A1, 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Shrubland Heath 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Woollamia Nature Reserve 452 protected area overlaps with site 381
Jervis Bay National Park 4,877 protected area overlaps with site 1,726
Jervis Bay Marine Park 21,533 protected area is adjacent to site 270
Conjola National Park 11,592 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Booderee Botanic Gardens (Commonwealth) 67 protected area contained by site 0
Booderee National Park (Commonwealth) 5,530 protected area contained by site 6,312
Booderee National Park 887 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt woodlands -
Shrubland Heath -
Coastline Estuarine waters -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Land ownership
Booderee National Park is jointly managed by Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and Environment Australia. Jervis Bay NP is managed by NSW NPWS. Beecroft Peninsula is managed by the Dept of Defence. The IBA also includes areas owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jervis Bay. Downloaded from on 23/09/2020.