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This site follows the boundaries of the Aleipata MPA which includes the outer islands and the inshore reef of the Aleipata district. The site comprises 4 small islands off the coast of Aleipata all of which have lowland rainforest ecosystems. An extensive intertidal zone provides a feeding site for migrant seabirds, while there is also a mangrove forest.
This site is of critical importance as a major site for nesting seabirds, although counts of numbers present have not yet been attained. In additioan it is home to a number of globally threatened terrestrial species.
Non-bird biodiversity: The site is a major nesting site for the hawksbill turtle, while the MPA is a foraging ground for green turtles and humpback whales.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aleipata Marine Protected Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.