Country/territory: Wallis and Futuna Islands (to France)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 3,500 ha

Site description (2008 baseline)
Alofi is an almost uninhabited island (Pop'n of just 2 persons in 2005 census) that is located just 2km to the south east of Futuna by a channel. Although the island is still not populated, as there is no freshwater on the island, people from Futuna travel regularly to the island to manage their plantations. The proposed IBA covers the entire island, to the top of Mount Kolofau.

Key biodiversity
The vulnurable Shy Ground Dove has only been recorded from this island within Wallis and Futuna. A number of other restricted range species occurs in the territory, resulting in the island group being considered as a Secondary Area within the Endemic Bird Areas programme.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alofi. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.