Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga


IBA Criteria

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 estimate 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: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes 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 site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning 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 Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Takitumu Other Area 155 is identical to site 155


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.