IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 54,051 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2007||high||not assessed||not assessed|
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Site description (baseline)
Kiritimati is the largest of the Line Islands, and by total land area is the largest atoll in the world. This ancient atoll consists of a large, flat, island with a shallow tidal lagoon opening to the northwest. At the inner (eastern) end of the lagoon there are several hundred smaller, land-locked, lagoons.
The island supports globally-important populations of a number of seabirds, and is also home to the endemic, restricted-range Kiritimati Reed-warbler
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kiritimati (Christmas Island). Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/27459 on 04/06/2023.