Jarvis Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda LC breeding 1973-2007 2,500 individuals A4ii
Polynesian Storm-petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa EN breeding 1973-2007 3 individuals A1
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel LC breeding 1973-2007 4,000 individuals A4ii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster LC breeding 1973-2007 2,000 individuals A4ii
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra LC breeding 1973-2007 7,000 individuals A4ii
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis NT non-breeding 1973-2007 max 51 individuals A1
Blue Noddy Anous ceruleus LC breeding 1973-2007 650 individuals A4i
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus LC breeding 1973-2007 1,000,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1973-2007 1,011,761 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument 127,786,000 protected area contains site 0
Jarvis Island National Wildlife Refuge 175,662 protected area contains site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jarvis Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/01/2023.