Abariranga (Canton) Island

Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2012)
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Area: 1,132 ha

Site description
Abariringa Island forms a single strip of land surrounding a lagoon, broken only by one passage. It is the largest of the Phoenix Islands and the only one that is, currently, inhabited.

Key biodiversity
The island is a seabird breeding island.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abariranga (Canton) Island. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.