Yela River Watershed

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica VU resident - present A1, A2
Kosrae Fruit-dove Ptilinopus hernsheimi LC resident - present A2
Caroline Swiftlet Aerodramus inquietus LC resident - present A2
Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra LC resident - present A2
Kosrae White-eye Zosterops cinereus LC resident - present A2
Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca LC resident - present A2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Yela-Okat Terminalia Swamp/Mangrove Forest Reserve 580 protected area contained by site 580

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yela River Watershed. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/24535 on 29/05/2023.