Apia Catchments

Country/territory: Samoa

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

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium not assessed low
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Site description
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 (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Apia Catchments. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.