Year of compilation: 2007
Engbring et al. (1990) writes that Tol South has one of the most unique Native forests in Chuuk, supporting endemic vegetation and holding a number of archeological sites.
Non-bird biodiversity: Conservation targets (NBSAP, 2002) in the area include:
• Upland Broadleaf Forest
• Chuuk Flying Fox
• Chuuk Poison Tree (Engbring et al., 1990)
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Satellite imagery shows that development surrounds the area, thus habitat loss from agriculture and development may pose a threat. Hunting may also pose a threat.
The FSM NBSAP (2002) lists the area as a potential conservation area and the Micronesia Conservation Trust (2007) lists it as a current conservation area.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Winipot / Tol South. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.