Gau Highlands This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Fiji

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4ii (2006)
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Area: 5,200 ha

NatureFiji - MareqetiViti
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2020 very high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
Gau is the only known breeding site of the Fiji Petrel. The nesting areas are presumed to be in the forested hills and mountains of the island interior. This same area also has the largest known population of Collared Petrels in Fiji and a number of endemic forest species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gau Highlands. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.