Apia Catchments

Country/territory: Samoa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2010)
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Area: 8,266 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 not assessed medium low
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Site description (2010 baseline)
This site covers Vaisigano watershed, Leafe Watershed, and Fulusou Watershed, Lake Lanutoo National Park and Mt Vaea Reserve within the central highlands of Upolu.

Key biodiversity
Good numbers of Tooth-billed Pigeon and Mao have been recorded in some of the survey sites within the IBA, despite its proximity to Apia. Good densities of Samoan Flycatcher, Samoan Triller, Many-coloured Fruit-dove and Polynesian Starling have also beenrecorded on site, while the densities of Red-headed Parrotfinch were higher at this site than any of the other surveyed areas.

Non-bird biodiversity: The land snail Thaumatodon hystricelloides has been recorded on the site, while there is a roost of over 800 bats, Pteropus spp.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Apia Catchments. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.