The Weno Ridge Forest is listed as a potential conservation area in the FSM NBSAP (2002). The ridge contains native forest but is surrounded by highly populated areas. The ridge also feeds water sources.
Non-bird biodiversity: Conservation targets in the area include (NBSAP, 2002):
• Upland Forest
• Cynometra yokotai
• Chuuk Flying Fox
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Weno is the most highly populated island in Chuuk and home to the administrative center. The South Weno Ridge IBA is surrounded by development.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Weno Ridge. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.