IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barking Imperial-pigeon Ducula latrans LC resident 2005 common A2
Whistling Dove Chrysoena viridis NT resident 2005 frequent A1, A2
Collared Petrel Pterodroma brevipes VU breeding 2011 9-30 individuals A1, A4ii
Fiji Goshawk Accipiter rufitorques LC resident 2005 rare A2
Crimson Shining-parrot Prosopeia splendens VU resident 2005 common A1, A2
Collared Lory Phigys solitarius LC resident 2005 common A2
Kadavu Honeyeater Meliphacator provocator LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Orange-breasted Myzomela Myzomela jugularis LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa LC resident 2005 uncommon A2
Kadavu Fantail Rhipidura personata NT resident 2005 common A1, 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 uncommon A2
Fiji Bush-warbler Horornis ruficapilla LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Fiji White-eye Zosterops explorator LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis 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 favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor

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 hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 783 781 - good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Daviqele village/Nabukelevu/Qaliira/Kabariki Locally Managed Marine Area 2,190 protected area contained by site 2,190

Local conservation groups

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

Name Year formed
Nabukelevu Conservation Commiittee 2007
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Land ownership
 Nabukelevu is under traditional ownership of local people. Daviqele, the chief village of the Nabukelevu Tikina, owns the south slope, Nabukilevuira owns the west side, and Lomati owns the north-eastern side and the summit, including the only trail to the top.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nabukelevu. Downloaded from on 21/01/2020.