The site was identified as important in - because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Utwe||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||1,773||protected area contained by site||1,773|
|Utwa-Walung Conservation Area||Marine Park||2,273||protected area contains site||2,263|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Utwa-Walung Conservation Area. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/utwa-walung-conservation-area-iba-micronesia-federated-states-of on 29/11/2023.