Hatuta'a Marine


Country/territory: French Polynesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 232,338 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 25 km around Hatuta'a to encompass high use and transit areas of IBA threshold numbers of Phoenix Petrel based upon a 2007 population estimate of 150 - 200 breeding pairs from Gangloff, B., Raust, P., Thibault, JC., and Bretagnolle, V. (2009) Notes on the Phoenix Petrel (Ptreodroma alba) from Hatuta'a Island, Marquesas. Waterbirds, 32(3): 453-458.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 25 km around Hatuta'a to encompass high use and transit areas of IBA threshold numbers of Phoenix Petrel based upon a 2007 population estimate of 150 - 200 breeding pairs from Gangloff, B., Raust, P., Thibault, JC., and Bretagnolle, V. (2009) Notes on the Phoenix Petrel (Ptreodroma alba) from Hatuta'a Island, Marquesas. Waterbirds, 32(3): 453-458.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hatuta'a Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.