Pacific, Southwest 49 - Marine


Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 1,000,195 ha

Protection status:

Forest and Bird

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 10002 km2 and is 716 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 2862 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.75 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 7.21 and 8.63 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.19 and 0.26 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
5 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 1179-7940 individuals of Antipodean Albatross (VU) from Antipodes Islands are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Mar-May), Incubation (Jan-Apr) and Pre-egg (Feb-Apr) life-history stages. 34071-74957 individuals of Grey Petrel (NT) from Antipodes Islands are present at the site during the Breeding (Mar-Dec) life-history stage. 52941-137647 individuals of White-chinned Petrel (VU) from Antipodes Islands are present at the site during the Breeding (Oct-May) life-history stage.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southwest 49 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/04/2021.