Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Micronesia, Federated States of

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2007)
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Area: 5,000 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The proposed Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve IBA is contiguous with the Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve. The Reserve is legislated under the 1987 Pohnpei Watershed and Mangrove Act (CSP, 2007). Much of the boundary has been delineated and monitoring takes place in ecologically sensitive areas of the watershed. Conservation activities to lesson intrusion into the watershed, particularly by agroforestry, are also undertaken. The Conservation Society of Pohnpei is working with the State Invasive Species Task force to eradicate invasive species.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The FSM NBSAP (2002) lists the area as containing a number of conservation targets, including: • Pohnpei Island Skink • Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat • Pohnpei Flying Fox • Musa tikap

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pohnpei-watershed-forest-reserve-iba-micronesia-federated-states-of on 01/03/2024.