Nikumaroro (Gardner Island)

Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA Criteria met: A4ii (2008)
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Area: 428 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description
The atoll forms an elongated structure enclosing a narrow lagoon. There are two passes that split the rim into three sections.

Key biodiversity
The island supports substantial seabird populations.

Non-bird biodiversity: Coconut Crab is present in reasonable densities on the island.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nikumaroro (Gardner Island). Downloaded from on 25/01/2022.