Niau Marine


Country/territory: French Polynesia

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2012)
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Area: 11,067 ha

Protection status:

Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (Manu)
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 low favourable negligible
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 3 km around Niau to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a 2003 population estimate of 1,000 breeding pairs from Gouni, A. and Sanford, G. (2003) L'avifaune de l'ile de Niau (Polynesie Francaise) en Fevrier 2003, L'impact de la construction de l'aeroport de Niau sur l'avifaune de cet atoll, cas particulier: le martin-chasseur, Todiramphus gambieri niauensis. Societe d'Ornithologie de Polynesie Manu 41pgs.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 3 km around Niau to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a 2003 population estimate of 1,000 breeding pairs from Gouni, A. and Sanford, G. (2003) L'avifaune de l'ile de Niau (Polynesie Francaise) en Fevrier 2003, L'impact de la construction de l'aeroport de Niau sur l'avifaune de cet atoll, cas particulier: le martin-chasseur, Todiramphus gambieri niauensis. Societe d'Ornithologie de Polynesie Manu 41pgs.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Niau Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.