FJ03
Natewa/Tunuloa Peninsula


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Natewa Silktail Lamprolia klinesmithi VU resident 2005 frequent A1, A2
Shy Ground-dove Alopecoenas stairi VU resident 2005 rare A1, A2
Barking Imperial-pigeon Ducula latrans LC resident 2005 common A2
Orange Dove Chrysoena victor LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Many-coloured Fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii LC resident 2005 rare A2
Fiji Goshawk Accipiter rufitorques LC resident 2005 uncommon A2
Maroon Shining-parrot Prosopeia tabuensis LC resident 2005 common A2
Collared Lory Phigys solitarius LC resident 2005 uncommon A2
Fiji Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio taviunensis LC resident 2005 uncommon A2
Orange-breasted Myzomela Myzomela jugularis LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa LC resident 2005 uncommon A2
Fiji Woodswallow Artamus mentalis LC resident 2005 rare A2
Fiji Streaked Fantail Rhipidura layardi LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Vanikoro Flycatcher Myiagra vanikorensis LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Slaty Monarch Mayrornis lessoni LC resident 2005 common A2
Fiji Shrikebill Clytorhynchus vitiensis LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Black-throated Shrikebill Clytorhynchus nigrogularis NT resident 2005 rare A1, A2
Fiji Bush-warbler Horornis ruficapilla LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Fiji White-eye Zosterops explorator LC resident 2005 common A2
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis LC resident 2005 rare A2
Fiji Parrotfinch Erythrura pealii LC resident 2005 frequent A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 16800 16761 - - favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vanua Navatu-Leya Locally Managed Marine Area 8,678 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tunuloa Silktail Reserve Other 0 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Sisi Initiative 2006
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
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Land ownership
The land tenure includes parts of 68 Native Lands (totalling about 20,506 ha), two Freehold Lands (about 320 ha) and two Crown Scheduled Lands (about 246 ha).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Natewa/Tunuloa Peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021.