Manu'a Islands Marine


Country/territory: American Samoa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 248,890 ha

Protection status:

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 National Park of American Samoa - Ta'u to encompass the high use and transit areas of IBA threshold numbers of Tahiti Petrel based upon a 2002 population estimate of 1,000 - 2,499 breeding pairs from O’Connor, P. J. and Rauzon, M. J. (2004). Inventory and monitoring of seabirds in National Park of American Samoa. Final Report. Technical Report 136. University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 25 km around National Park of American Samoa - Ta'u to encompass the high use and transit areas of IBA threshold numbers of Tahiti Petrel based upon a 2002 population estimate of 1,000 - 2,499 breeding pairs from O’Connor, P. J. and Rauzon, M. J. (2004). Inventory and monitoring of seabirds in National Park of American Samoa. Final Report. Technical Report 136. University of Hawai’i at Manoa.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Manu'a Islands Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2020.