NZM015
Rakiura (offshore)


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
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus NT breeding 1930-2013 600-1,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN breeding 1930-2013 1,000-1,500 individuals A1, A4i
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi EN non-breeding 1935-2013 present A1
Cook's Petrel Pterodroma cookii VU breeding 1934-2011 9,000-18,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata NT breeding 1931-2011 min 573,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT breeding 1930-2013 5,600,000-7,625,000 individuals A1, A4ii
Stewart Shag Leucocarbo chalconotus VU breeding 1930-2013 2,600-4,500 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1935-2013 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Whero Rock Nature Reserve 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Whenua Hou Nature Reserve 1,537 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waituna Wetlands Scientific Reserve 3,566 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ulva Island - Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve 1,078 protected area contained by site 0
Tutae-Ka-Wetoweto Forest Conservation Covenant 3,510 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tiwai Spit Stewardship Area 1,877 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Neck Stewardship Area 10 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stewart Island Forest Stewardship Area 1,087 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rakiura National Park National Park 140,359 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Port Adventure Island Scenic Reserve 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Port Adventure Scenic Reserve 482 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pig Island Scenic Reserve 11 protected area overlaps with site 0
Omaui Island Stewardship Area 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nature Reserve - Bench Island Nature Reserve 176 protected area overlaps with site 0
Native Island Scenic Reserve 8 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mokomoko Scenic Reserve 17 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lords River Islands Scenic Reserve 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lonnekers Rock Stewardship Area 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaipipi Scenic Reserve 173 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Islands In Paterson Inlet Scenic Reserve 22 protected area overlaps with site 0
Horseshoe Bay Stewardship Area 471 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Glory Cove Scenic Reserve 1,242 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Eastern Rakiura Scenic Reserve 11,689 protected area is adjacent to site 0
East Cape Scenic Reserve 96 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bobs Point Stewardship Area 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bluff Stewardship Area 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ackers Point Scenic Reserve 7 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rakiura (offshore). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.