KI001
McKean Island


Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 56 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
McKean Island is a low and flat, circular-shaped, coral island surrounded by a fringing reef.

Key biodiversity
A seabird colony with good numbers of a range of species.During the 1960s McLean Island was one of the flagship islands of the Phoenix group, supporting diverse and important populations of seabirds


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: McKean Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2019.