Wooroonooran


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius LC resident 1988-2008 uncommon A1
Tooth-billed Bowerbird Scenopoeetes dentirostris LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Golden Bowerbird Prionodura newtoniana LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Lovely Fairy-wren Malurus amabilis LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2
Macleay's Honeyeater Xanthotis macleayanus LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater Meliphaga notata LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2
Bridled Honeyeater Bolemoreus frenatus LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Fernwren Oreoscopus gutturalis LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Atherton Scrubwren Sericornis keri LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Mountain Thornbill Acanthiza katherina LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Chowchilla Orthonyx spaldingii LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Bower's Shrike-thrush Colluricincla boweri LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Pied Monarch Arses kaupi LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Victoria's Riflebird Lophorina victoriae LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Pale-yellow Robin Tregellasia capito LC resident 1998-2008 abundant A2

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Rainforest & vine thickets 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wooroonooran National Park 114,900 protected area contained by site 80,000
Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site 894,420 protected area contains site 512,530
Tully Gorge National Park 59,861 protected area contained by site 60,235
Tully Falls National Park 16,822 protected area contains site 16,822
Townsville / Whitsunday Marine Park 767,027 protected area overlaps with site 4,138
Range View Nature Refuge Other Conservation Area 4,577 protected area overlaps with site 2,384
Murray Upper National Park 21,550 protected area overlaps with site 20,745
Mowbray National Park 8,496 protected area overlaps with site 4,942
Mount Fisher Forest Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 5
Meunga Forest Reserve 22 protected area overlaps with site 4
Meingan Creek Conservation Park 83 protected area contained by site 83
Malaan National Park 2,473 protected area overlaps with site 2,100
Little Mulgrave Forest Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 10,942
Kuranda National Park 27,067 protected area overlaps with site 22,823
Kuranda Forest Reserve 56 protected area contained by site 56
Kuranda National Park (Recovery) 95 protected area contained by site 95
Koombooloomba South Forest Reserve 3,019 protected area contained by site 29,281
Kirrama National Park 17,630 protected area contained by site 17,290
Kirrama National Park (Recovery) 340 protected area contained by site 340
Japoon Forest Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4
Japoon National Park 24,799 protected area overlaps with site 24,467
Hinchinbrook Island area Dugong Protection Area (A) 59,382 protected area overlaps with site 911
Hinchinbrook Fish Habitat Area (A) 12,269 protected area overlaps with site 4,659
Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site 34,870,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Girringun National Park 208,550 protected area overlaps with site 109,461
Gillies Highway Forest Reserve 17 protected area contained by site 432
Gadgarra Forest Reserve 46 protected area contained by site 7,900
Dinden National Park (Recovery) 950 protected area overlaps with site 769
Dinden National Park 19,706 protected area contained by site 19,706
Danbulla National Park 8,133 protected area contained by site 7,503
Danbulla Forest Reserve 17 protected area overlaps with site 8
Cardwell Forest Reserve 45 protected area overlaps with site 5
Barron Gorge National Park 2,825 protected area contained by site 2,820
Bare Hill Conservation Park 1,150 protected area overlaps with site 378
Alcock Forest Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 5

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
Forest Rainforest & vine thickets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
State or local government.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wooroonooran. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/08/2019.