La Digue island

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Seychelles Blue-pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrimus LC resident 1999 present A2
Seychelles Swiftlet Aerodramus elaphrus VU resident 1999 present A1, A2
Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina VU resident 1999 present A1, A2
Seychelles Bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris LC resident 1999 present A2
Seychelles Sunbird Cinnyris dussumieri LC resident 1999 present A2

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

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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)
La Digue Veuve Special Marine Reserve 8 protected area overlaps with site 8

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Digue island. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.