Enewetok Atoll

Country/territory: Marshall Islands

IBA Criteria met: A4iii (2012)
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Area: 736 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
Enewetok Atoll is the northwestern most atoll in the Marshall Islands and inhabited by 664 individuals (RMI, 2011). Enewetok was the site of extensive nuclear testing during the 1950's.

Key biodiversity
The atoll is home to congregations of breeding seabirds.

Non-bird biodiversity: Many endemic organisms have been identified in Enewetok, including pycnogonids, insects, and marine species (NBT, 2000). It is also home to the endemic grass Lepturopetium marshallense.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Enewetok Atoll. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.