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ASPA 151: Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands
 
Proponent: Poland
Location: 58.14  62.13
Approx. Area: 1.32 km2
Summary: Lions Rump is located on the southern coast of King George Bay, King George Island. The Area is representative of the terrestrial, limnological and littoral habitats of the maritime Antarctic. There is rich lichen flora, and two native flowering plants. Twelve species of birds, including colonies of Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins, nest within the area. There are large numbers of elephant seals and fur seals on the beaches. The Area has had minimal disturbance from human activity, except for occasional monitoring studies of the mammal and bird populations, geological and geomorphologic studies, and should be protected against damaging activities.
Designation: Rec XVI-2
Last Review: 2013
Current Plan: M 11 (2013)
Next Review: 2018
Annex V format adoption: 2000
Modification / Review summary: Designated SSSI 34 in Rec. XVI-2 (1991). A revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 1 (2000). The site was re-designated ASPA 151 in Decision 1 (2002). A second revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 11 (2013).
Primary reason for designation: C - areas with important or unusual assemblages of species, including major colonies of breeding native birds or mammals;
Main Environmental Domain represented: A - Antarctic Peninsula northern geologic

 

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