Low Rocks and Sterna Island (Kimberley)


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
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC resident 1997-2004 1,800-4,000 breeding pairs A4i

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Low Rocks Nature Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sea cliffs, rocky shores & rocky islets -
Forest Acacia forests & woodlands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
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Land ownership
Low Rocks = WA State govt; Sterna Island = Unallocated Crown Land, claimed under Native Title. Management is the responsibility of Dept of Environment & Climate Change (DEC).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Low Rocks and Sterna Island (Kimberley). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2019.