Mount Winipot / Tol South

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
Engbring et al. (1990) writes that Tol South has one of the most unique Native forests in Chuuk, supporting endemic vegetation and holding a number of archeological sites.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Conservation targets (NBSAP, 2002) in the area include: • Upland Broadleaf Forest • Chuuk Flying Fox • Chuuk Poison Tree (Engbring et al., 1990)

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Satellite imagery shows that development surrounds the area, thus habitat loss from agriculture and development may pose a threat. Hunting may also pose a threat.

Protected areas
The FSM NBSAP (2002) lists the area as a potential conservation area and the Micronesia Conservation Trust (2007) lists it as a current conservation area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Winipot / Tol South. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/02/2023.