Menindee Lakes This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus LC unknown 1983-2005 12,800-50,000 individuals A4i
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa LC unknown 1983-2005 1,791 individuals A4i
Grey Teal Anas gracilis LC unknown 1983-2005 20,000-60,000 individuals A4i
Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae LC unknown 1983-2005 2,000-18,000 individuals A4i
Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus LC unknown 1983-2005 5,092 individuals A4i
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata LC non-breeding 1983-2005 37,552 individuals 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)
2019 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - intentional use: subsistence/sml scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
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
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools 0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kinchega National Park 44,553 protected area overlaps with site 1,701

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral, Freshwater lakes & pools -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Land ownership
State government (New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Water and Energy) and private.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Menindee Lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2022.