Malden Island Marine


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel LC unknown 1977 7,000 individuals A4ii
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor LC unknown 1977 3,000 individuals A4ii
Red-footed Booby Sula sula LC breeding 1977 5,000 individuals A4ii
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra LC breeding 1977 3,000 individuals A4ii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 medium favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Sea 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Coral reefs and lagoons, Marine areas, Shallow marine waters -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malden Island Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019.