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Point Sables


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus LC resident 2007 < 50 individuals B4ii
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus LC breeding 2007 20,000-49,999 individuals A4i
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 2007 250-500 individuals A4i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 2007 50-100 individuals B4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC resident 2007 < 50 individuals B4i
St Lucia Black Finch Melanospiza richardsoni EN resident 2007 unknown A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2007 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
The Maria Islet Reef Marine Reserve 51 protected area contained by site 0
Scorpion Island Nature Reserve and Marine Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 0
Savannes Bay Marine Reserve 54 protected area contained by site 0
Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area 1,588 protected area contained by site 0
Point Sable National Park 0 is identical to site 3,155
Moule a Chique Marine Reserve 42 protected area overlaps with site 0
Maria Islands Wildlife Reserve Nature / Wildlife Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 0
Mankote Marine Reserve 61 protected area contained by site 0
Ceasar-Mathurin Marine Reserve 51 protected area overlaps with site 0
Anse Pointe Sable-Man Kote Mangroves Marine Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Sea -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -
energy production and mining -
tourism/recreation -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Point Sables. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.