South Georgia 2 - Marine


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2018

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus LC brood-guard 2017 17,385 breeding pairs A4ii
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus LC chick-rearing 2016 23,098 breeding pairs A4ii
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus VU incubation 2002 25,853 breeding pairs A1
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus VU winter 2002 5,899-17,968 breeding pairs A1
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans VU incubation 2014-2015 364 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans VU brood-guard 2014-2015 427 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans VU post-guard 2014-2015 480 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma EN brood-guard 2014-2015 871 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma EN post-guard 2014-2015 1,493 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli LC brood-guard 2007 293 females A4ii
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis VU breeding 2005-2007 1,638-3,686 breeding pairs A1

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)
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area Marine Protected Area 107,000,000 protected area contains site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Georgia 2 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2021.