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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 65o 47.00' West  65o 55.00' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 12 ha
Altitude 0 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2011





Site description Dodman Island is situated to the northwest of Holtedahl Bay, Graham Coast, and to the southeast of Renaud Island in the central Antarctic Peninsula region. The IBA is a small island of ~12 ha situated 2.5 km north of Dodman Island.

Information on the environment of this site is not available. Ant008 Bates Island is 12 km to the northeast; Ant007 Armstrong Reef is ~20 km to the west; and Ant005 Cape Evensen is 25 km to the southeast. The nearest permanent scientific station is Vernadsky (Ukraine), which operates year-round and is located ~108 km to the northeast.

Key Biodiversity A colony of 163 pairs of Imperial Shags (Phalacrocorax atriceps) was recorded breeding on the western side of the island in 1984 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data). No other birds are known to breed at the site, although another smaller Imperial Shag colony was recorded at the same time on an island 1.5 km to the south.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Phalacrocorax atriceps breeding  1984  183 breeding pairs  A4i  Not Recognised 

Protection status None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Island north of Dodman Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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