Nuyts Archipelago


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
White-faced Storm-petrel Pelagodroma marina LC resident 1982 22,750 breeding pairs A4ii
Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris LC resident 1982 890,740 breeding pairs A4ii
Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris LC unknown 2000 251 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)
2008 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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)
Nuyts Archipelago Conservation Park 8,862 protected area overlaps with site 6,977
Nuyts Archipelago Marine Park 401,726 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nuyts Archipelago Marine Park 401,726 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nuyts Archipelago Wilderness Protection Area 2,474 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nuyts Archipelago Marine Park 401,726 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isles of St. Francis Conservation Park 1,230 protected area overlaps with site 853

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved grassland & pasture -
Shrubland Heath, Mallee shrublands & woodlands, Other shrublands -
Coastline Intertidal mud, sand & salt flats, Mangrove wetlands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Land ownership
All islands are owned and managed by the South Australian government except Evans Island which is managed by the Commonwealth government.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nuyts Archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/07/2020.