|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2007||not assessed||not assessed||not assessed|
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Malden Island is low and flat. At the centre is an extensive, shallow, lagoon which contains numerous small islets and ridges composed of coral rubble. The island rises steeply from the shore in a series of sand and rubble ridges, particularly on the northern coasts, where the island is exposed to northern Pacific swells and storms.
A substantial seabird colony.
Non-bird biodiversity: Green turtles nest in small numbers.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malden Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2019.