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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 46o 3.00' West  60o 36.00' South
IBA criteria A4ii, A4iii
Area 1,805 ha
Altitude 0 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2011





Site description Moreton Point lies on the western coast of Coronation Island. The Larsen Islands, of which Monroe Island is the largest, lie several kilometres west of Moreton Point. . The IBA includes the ice-free area at Moreton Point, all of the Larsen Islands and an adjacent ice-free area on the northwestern coast of Coronation island.

Information on the environment at Moreton Point and the Larsen Islands is not available.. The nearest research station is Signy (UK), located 27 km southeast of the IBA. See Ant095 for information on the environment and facilities at this station.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus breeding  2010  125,000 breeding pairs  A4ii  Least Concern 
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides breeding  125,000 breeding pairs  A4ii  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  250,000 breeding pairs  A4iii   

Other biodiversity None known.

Protection status None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moreton Point, Monroe Island and Larsen Islands, western Coronation Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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