Central Savaii Rainforest

Country/territory: Samoa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2010)
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Area: 76,258 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 not assessed high negligible
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Site description (2010 baseline)
This site is home to the largest diversity and population of birds in the country. It covers all the Savaii uplands above approximately 500m in elevation. This includes the Tuasivi Ridge, itself classed as a KBA and an AZE as the last site for the Samoan Moorhen.

Key biodiversity
Six separate surveys have been undertaken on part of the site, although there are large areas that have not been surveyed to date. The site is the only likely site for the Samoa Moorhen, a species not definitely recorded since 1873, although there were possible sightings in 1987. In adddition Samoan White-eye is recorded here, and nowhere else.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Central Savaii Rainforest. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.