Lord Howe Island Permanent Park Preserve (Lord Howe Island IBA)

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
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda LC resident 2004 500-1,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Lord Howe Woodhen Hypotaenidia sylvestris EN resident 1999-2002 147-205 individuals A1, A2
Providence Petrel Pterodroma solandri LC resident 2002 32,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica LC resident - 10,000-100,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes NT resident 2002 17,462 breeding pairs A4ii
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis LC resident 1971-2004 4,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Blue Noddy Anous ceruleus LC resident 1996-2004 100-1,000 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1971-2002 64,000-155,500 breeding pairs 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species 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
Forest Rainforest & vine thickets 0 0 moderate (70-90%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning 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
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lord Howe Island Group World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 146,500 protected area contains site 1,176
Lord Howe Island Marine Park 46,852 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lord Howe Island Marine Park 46,852 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lord Howe Island Marine Park 46,852 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lord Howe Island Permanent Park Preserve 1,314 protected area overlaps with site 1,175


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved grassland & pasture -
Coastline Sea cliffs, rocky shores & rocky islets -
Forest Rainforest & vine thickets -
Shrubland Other shrublands -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Private and Lord Howe Board

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lord Howe Island Permanent Park Preserve (Lord Howe Island IBA). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.