NZ053
Punakaiki


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica EN breeding 1974-2008 3,155-5,103 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus LC breeding 1969-2011 811-1,090 nests 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)
2010 medium not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Westland Petrel - Punakaiki River Specially Protected Area 759 protected area contained by site 0
Te Ara Taiko Nature Reserve 80 protected area contained by site 0
Punakaiki River Stewardship Area 84 protected area overlaps with site 0
Punakaiki Field Centre Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Punakaiki - Coast Road Stewardship Area 17 protected area overlaps with site 0
Punakaiki Nature Reserve 51 protected area contained by site 0
Punakaiki Scenic Reserve 46 protected area overlaps with site 0
Punakaiki Marine Reserve 3,519 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Paparoa Range South Stewardship Area 16,048 protected area overlaps with site 0
Paparoa National Park National Park 43,310 protected area overlaps with site 0
McMillan Road Scenic Reserve 2 protected area contained by site 0
Lawson Creek Scenic Reserve 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hibernia Creek Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Fox River Stewardship Area 3 protected area contained by site 0
Coast Road, Barrytown Scenic Reserve 33 protected area overlaps with site 0
Barrytown Flat Stewardship Area 81 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) -
Introduced vegetation -
Marine Intertidal -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Punakaiki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.