IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4ii (2006)
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Area: 5,200 ha
|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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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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gau Highlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.