The site was identified as important in 2014 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Pycroft's Petrel Pterodroma pycrofti||VU||breeding||2008||5-11 breeding pairs||A1|
|Grey-faced Petrel Pterodroma gouldi||LC||breeding||1966-2013||5,000-9,999 breeding pairs||A4ii|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Repanga (Cuvier) Island||Nature Reserve||171||is identical to site||0|
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Repanga Cuvier island. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/repanga-cuvier-island-iba-new-zealand on 08/12/2023.