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Prince Edward Islands Special Nature Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1998

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eudyptes chrysocome NR breeding - 208,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Eudyptes chrysocome NR non-breeding - 490,000 individuals A1, A4ii
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus LC breeding - 220,000 breeding pairs A4ii
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus LC non-breeding - 512,000 individuals A4ii
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus VU breeding - 417,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus VU non-breeding - 990,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Black-bellied Storm-petrel Fregetta tropica LC breeding - 2,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Black-bellied Storm-petrel Fregetta tropica LC non-breeding - 2,000 individuals A4ii
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans VU breeding - 3,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans VU non-breeding - 8,200 individuals A1, A4ii
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca EN breeding - 2,400 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca EN non-breeding - 5,500 individuals A1, A4ii
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri EN breeding - 7,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri EN non-breeding - 20,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma EN breeding - 8,100 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma EN non-breeding - 19,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Pachyptila salvini NR breeding - 200,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Pachyptila salvini NR non-breeding - 200,000 individuals A4ii
Pterodroma macroptera NR breeding - 20,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Pterodroma macroptera NR non-breeding - 20,000 individuals A4ii
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli LC breeding - 590 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli LC non-breeding - 1,400 individuals A1, A4ii
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus LC breeding - 3,310 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus LC non-breeding - 8,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea LC breeding - 200,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea LC non-breeding - 200,000 individuals A4ii
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris LC breeding - 20,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris LC non-breeding - 20,000 individuals A4ii
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis LC breeding - 2,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis LC non-breeding - 2,000 individuals A4ii
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea NT breeding - 2,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea NT non-breeding - 2,000 individuals A1, A4ii
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis VU breeding - 20,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis VU non-breeding - 20,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Phalacrocorax atriceps NR resident - 463-961 breeding pairs A4i
Phalacrocorax atriceps NR non-breeding - 1,050-2,050 individuals A4i
Black-faced Sheathbill Chionis minor LC resident - 3,270 breeding pairs A4ii
Black-faced Sheathbill Chionis minor LC non-breeding - 7,000 individuals A4ii
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus LC breeding - 230 breeding pairs A4i
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus LC non-breeding - 480 individuals A4i
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata LC breeding - 50 breeding pairs A4i
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata LC non-breeding - 120 individuals A4i
Kerguelen Tern Sterna virgata NT breeding - 35 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Kerguelen Tern Sterna virgata NT non-breeding - 90 individuals A1, A4i
Catharacta antarctica NR breeding - 960 breeding pairs A4ii
Catharacta antarctica NR non-breeding - 2,150 individuals A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding - 2,500,000-4,999,999 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a non-breeding - 2,500,000-4,999,999 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Prince Edward Island Special Nature Reserve Special Nature Reserve 33,587 protected area contained by site 29,000
Marion Island Unknown 4,500 protected area contained by site 4,500

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - secondary -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prince Edward Islands Special Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2019.