Futuna Marine


Country/territory: Wallis and Futuna Islands (to France)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii (2012)
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Area: 572,082 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 high favourable negligible
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 40 km around Alofi to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Red-footed Booby based upon a population estimate of 2,500 - 9,999 individuals, and a seaward extension of 7 km around Futuna to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a population estimate of 1,000 - 2,499 breeding pairs from Thibault, J-C. and Guyot, I. (1987) Notes on the seabirds of Wallis and Futuna Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club, 107(2): 63-68.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 40 km around Alofi to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Red-footed Booby based upon a population estimate of 2,500 - 9,999 individuals, and a seaward extension of 7 km around Futuna to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a population estimate of 1,000 - 2,499 breeding pairs from Thibault, J-C. and Guyot, I. (1987) Notes on the seabirds of Wallis and Futuna Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club, 107(2): 63-68.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Futuna Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.