IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Vanuatu Scrubfowl Megapodius layardi VU resident 1995 18-24 adults A1, A2
Tanna Fruit-dove Ptilinopus tannensis LC resident 1995 28-79 adults A2
Red-bellied Fruit-dove Ptilinopus greyi LC resident 1995 present A2
Vanuatu Kingfisher Todiramphus farquhari NT resident 1995 20-28 adults A1, A2
South Melanesian Cuckooshrike Coracina caledonica LC resident 1995 50-249 adults A2
Vanuatu Streaked Fantail Rhipidura spilodera LC resident 1995 544-882 adults A2
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica LC resident 1995 < 50 breeding pairs A2
Buff-bellied Monarch Neolalage banksiana LC resident 1995 584-1,027 adults A2
Southern Shrikebill Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides LC resident 1995 50-249 adults A2
Vanuatu White-eye Zosterops flavifrons LC resident 1995 790-3,670 adults A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Loru Protected Area Forest Conservation Area 220 protected area contained by site 220

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loru. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/loru-iba-vanuatu on 02/10/2023.