Natewa/Tunuloa Peninsula

Country/territory: Fiji

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2006)
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Area: 17,600 ha

Protection status:

NatureFiji - MareqetiViti
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high near favourable medium
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Key biodiversity
This IBA supports seven of the nine subspecies endemic to Vanua Levu. The peninsula is also ornithologically unusual in having no Giant Forest Honeyeaters or Blue-crested Broadbills which are otherwise widespread across Vanua Levu and Taveuni. A1 Globally threatened species * Friendly Ground-dove (VU) – often seen * Silktail (NT) – a high proportion of the Natewa/Tunuloa subspecies L. v. kleinschmidti A2 Restricted-range species 21 species (out of 21 on Natewa peninsula and 24 on Vanua Levu), including all three endemic to Vanua Levu and Taveuni.

Non-bird biodiversity: There have been no systematic surveys of any biodiversity groups except for birds in the IBA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Natewa/Tunuloa Peninsula. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.