Ilots rocheux de Rapa et Marotiri This is an IBA in danger! 

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Polynesian Storm-petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa EN breeding 1989-1990 35-199 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima LC breeding 1989-1990 10-99 breeding pairs A1
Rapa Shearwater Puffinus myrtae CR breeding 1974 265-380 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Blue Noddy Anous ceruleus LC breeding 1989-1990 250-700 breeding pairs A4i

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)
2016 very high very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Nesofregetta fuliginosa Polynesian Storm-petrel 35 5 individuals 15 not assessed
Puffinus newelli 265 1 breeding pairs 1 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Savanna -
Coastline Rocky areas -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilots rocheux de Rapa et Marotiri. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.