Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Hawaiian Goose Branta sandvicensis NT breeding 2007 300 individuals A1, A2, A4i
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda LC breeding 2007 350 nests A4ii
Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis NT breeding 2007 400 individuals A1
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica LC breeding 2007 8,000-15,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Red-footed Booby Sula sula LC breeding 2007 2,536 nests A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2007 11,200-18,200 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2009 high not assessed low
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge 76 protected area overlaps with site 78
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 355,497 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is owned and managed entirely by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/29622 on 28/05/2023.