McKean Island Marine

Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 4,556,496 ha

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 summary
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 120 km around McKean Island to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 2009 population estimate of 3,000 individuals from Conservation International (2011) Atoll restoration in the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati: survey results November - December 2009. Biodiversity conservation lessons learned technical series 7. Conservation International Pacific Islands Program, Samoa.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: McKean Island Marine. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.