Khalpili Islands and Impoveyem Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2008 min 1,780 individuals A1, A4i
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus LC breeding 2008 min 15,526 individuals A4i
Common Murre Uria aalge LC breeding 2008 min 237,700 individuals A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2008 min 237,700 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2008 min 48,000 individuals 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)
Tajgonos Zakaznik 350,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Taigonos Zakaznik 350,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Other -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs & rocky slopes -
Grassland Tundra -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khalpili Islands and Impoveyem Bay. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.