Fonualei Marine


Country/territory: Tonga

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 1,588,695 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 low favourable negligible
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 70 km around Fonualei to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of waterbirds based upon a 1980 population estimate of 100,000 individuals from Jenkins, J.A.F. (1980) Seabird records from Tonga - an account based on the literature and recent observations. Nortornis, 27(3): 205-234.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 70 km around Fonualei to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of waterbirds based upon a 1980 population estimate of 100,000 individuals from Jenkins, J.A.F. (1980) Seabird records from Tonga - an account based on the literature and recent observations. Nortornis, 27(3): 205-234.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fonualei Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/12/2018.