MH02
Bokak Atoll


Country/territory: Marshall Islands

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 484 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Bokak (Taongi) Atoll is an uninhabited atoll comprised of 10 motus, the northernmost and most isolated of the Marshall Islands.

Key biodiversity
The atoll holds aggregations of breeding seabirds.

Non-bird biodiversity: The semi-arid atoll ecosystem is rare comprising almost completely native vegetation including an endemic grass, Lepturus gassparicensis, and Scaevola sericea and Sida fallax shrubland. The atoll is a breeding ground for green turtles.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bokak Atoll. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2018.