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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 65o 44.00' West  66o 9.00' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 30 ha
Altitude 0 - 750m
Year of IBA assessment 2011





Site description Cape Evensen is located below Miller Heights on the Graham Coast of the central Antarctic Peninsula, in the region of Crystal Sound. The IBA consists of ice-free ground ~1 km to the east of Cape Evensen. The IBA is 26 km southeast of Ant006: Dodman Island North, and 38 km southeast of Ant007: Armstrong Reef.

Steep slopes rise from the northern coastline to heights of up 750 m at the southern extent of this IBA. Detailed information on the vegetation, soils or geology of the site is not available. The nearest permanent scientific station is Vernadsky (Ukraine), which is located 125 km northeast of Cape Evensen and operated year-round.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Phalacrocorax atriceps breeding  1990  180 breeding pairs  A4i  Not Recognised 

Other biodiversity None known

Protection status None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Evensen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014

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