Clipperton Marine


Country/territory: French Polynesia

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 12,788,110 ha

Protection status:

Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (Manu)
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 medium favourable negligible
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 200 km around Clipperton to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Masked Booby based upon a 2003 population estimate of 112,000 individuals and Brown Booby based upon a 2003 population estimate of 25,000 individuals from Pitman, R., Balance, L. and Bost, C. (2005) Clipperton Island: pig sty, rat hole and booby prize. Marine Ornithology, 33:193-194.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 200 km around Clipperton to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Masked Booby based upon a 2003 population estimate of 112,000 individuals and Brown Booby based upon a 2003 population estimate of 25,000 individuals from Pitman, R., Balance, L. and Bost, C. (2005) Clipperton Island: pig sty, rat hole and booby prize. Marine Ornithology, 33:193-194.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Clipperton Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/04/2019.