Central Savaii Rainforest

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Shy Ground-dove Alopecoenas stairi VU resident - present A1, A2
Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris CR resident 2010 < 50 A1, A2
Many-coloured Fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii LC resident - present A2
Samoan Fruit-dove Ptilinopus fasciatus LC resident - present A2
Samoan Moorhen Pareudiastes pacificus CR resident 2003 present A1, A2
Flat-billed Kingfisher Todiramphus recurvirostris LC resident - present A2
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis LC resident - present A2
Mao Gymnomyza samoensis EN resident - < 50 A1, A2
Polynesian Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus LC resident - present A2
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis LC resident - present A2
Samoan Whistler Pachycephala flavifrons LC resident - present A2
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa LC resident - present A2
Samoan Triller Lalage sharpei NT resident - present A1, A2
Samoan Fantail Rhipidura nebulosa LC resident - present A2
Samoan Flycatcher Myiagra albiventris NT resident - present A1, A2
Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis VU resident - 50-249 A1, A2
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis LC resident - present A2
Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca LC resident - present A2
Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens NT resident - present A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Savaii Rainforest. Downloaded from on 08/08/2020.