Kermadec (offshore)

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda LC breeding 2007 250-999 breeding pairs A4ii
Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis LC breeding 1988 2,500,000-3,000,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta LC breeding 1966-1967 min 6,000 breeding pairs A4ii
White-necked Petrel Pterodroma cervicalis VU breeding 1988 50,000 breeding pairs A1
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis LC - 1989 min 101,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Grey Noddy Anous albivittus LC breeding 1988 18,500-26,000 mature individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a - - 2,500,000-3,000,000 A4iii

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kermadec Islands (All Islands) Nature Reserve 3,353 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kermadec Islands Marine Reserve 767,489 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kermadec Benthic Protection Area 46,927,610 protected area contains site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kermadec (offshore). Downloaded from on 26/11/2022.