Pacific, Western Central 2 - Marine


Country/territory: Micronesia, Federated States of

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 13,116,400 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 medium favourable not assessed
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Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Micronesia, Federated States of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Western FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 131164 km2 and is 635 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 41 to 4702 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.44 m/s

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 698276-1551724 individuals of Streaked Shearwater (LC) from Japan are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Nov-Feb) life-history stage.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Western Central 2 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.