Polle Island

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
The Polle Island IBA includes an area of freshwater swamp, part of which is listed as a potential conservation area in the FSM NBSAP (2002). Engbring et al. (1990) writes that these wetlands are important for migrating birds as well.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Conservation targets in the area include (NBSAP, 2002): • Coastal Freshwater Marsh • Chuuk Flying Fox • Low-elevation Broadleaf Forest

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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Polle Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/03/2023.