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Whakapohai


IBA Justification

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
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus NT breeding 1971-1993 82-95 breeding pairs A1, A4ii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Whakapohai Wildlife Refuge 39 protected area overlaps with site 0
Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2,600,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Knights Point Stewardship Area 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cook River to Haast River Stewardship Area 188,734 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Marine Intertidal -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Whakapohai. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/whakapohai-iba-new-zealand on 27/02/2024.