PW004
Ngerutechei, Babeldaob


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Micronesian Scrubfowl Megapodius laperouse NT resident 2005 present A1, A2
Palau Ground-dove Alopecoenas canifrons EN resident 2005 present A2
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica VU resident 2005 present A2
Palau Fruit-dove Ptilinopus pelewensis LC resident 2005 present A2
Palau Swiftlet Aerodramus pelewensis LC resident 2005 present A2
Palau Owl Pyrroglaux podargina LC resident 2005 present A2
Palau Kingfisher Todiramphus pelewensis NT resident 2005 present A2
Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra LC resident 2005 present A2
Morningbird Pachycephala tenebrosa LC resident 2005 present A2
Palau Fantail Rhipidura lepida LC resident 2005 present A2
Palau Flycatcher Myiagra erythrops LC resident 2005 present A2
Palau Bush-warbler Horornis annae LC resident 2005 present A2
Dusky White-eye Zosterops finschii LC resident 2005 present A2
Citrine White-eye Zosterops semperi LC resident 2005 present A2
Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca LC resident 2005 present A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Lowland forest - mixed swamp 888 876 - good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ngermeskang Bird Sanctuary 34 protected area contained by site 0
Ngaremeduu Conservation Area 16,794 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ngaremeduu UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 12,950 protected area contains site 1,135

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland forest - mixed swamp, Mangrove forest (tropical) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ngerutechei, Babeldaob. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2022.