Rookery Islands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae LC breeding 2011 43,989 breeding pairs A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2011 43,989 breeding pairs 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)
Rookery Islands Antarctic Special Protection Area 83 protected area contained by site 83

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rookery Islands. Downloaded from on 15/12/2018.