New England


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
Rufous Scrub-bird Atrichornis rufescens EN resident 1980-2008 uncommon A1, A2, A3
Green Catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Regent Bowerbird Sericulus chrysocephalus LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Australian Logrunner Orthonyx temminckii LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A3
Paradise Riflebird Lophorina paradisea LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea LC unknown 1998-2008 uncommon A1
Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2

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)
2020 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather other impacts likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid 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 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) 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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
New England National Park 71,176 protected area overlaps with site 71,299
Gumbaynggirr National Park 4,908 protected area contained by site 0
Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area 2,534 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 370,000 protected area overlaps with site 32,395
Cunnawarra National Park 16,231 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bellinger River National Park 2,832 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt tall open forests, Rainforest & vine thickets -
Grassland Tussock grasslands -
Shrubland Heath -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
NSW state government with management the responsibility of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: New England. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.