Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Rarotonga Fruit-dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis NT resident - common A1, A2
Rarotonga Monarch Pomarea dimidiata VU resident 2006-2009 254 individuals A1, A2
Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens VU resident 2010 140-160 individuals A1, 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)
2018 high not assessed high
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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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)
Takitumu Other Area 155 is identical to site 155

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/26274 on 01/06/2023.