Country/territory: Fiji

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2006)
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Area: 1,830 ha

Protection status:

NatureFiji - MareqetiViti
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium near favourable negligible
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Site description
The IBA covers the entire range of the Ogea Monarch: the two principal islands of Ogea, Ogea Levu and Ogea Driki (13 km2 and 5 km2 respectively, 2 km apart), and the smaller island of Dakuiyanuya (immediately adjacent to Ogea Levu).  These are raised coralline islands.  

Key biodiversity
This IBA has six endemic subspecies which are restricted to the Lau group or other small islands in the south of Fiji and are not included in any other IBAs. The Blue-crowned Lory is also restricted to the South Lau group within Fiji but is more widespread around Tonga and Samoa. A1 Globally threatened species * Ogea Monarch (VU) – entire world population A2 Restricted-range species 11 species (out of 36 in Fiji), including the Blue-crowned Lory which is not in any other Fiji IBA.

Non-bird biodiversity: No surveys have been undertaken.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ogea. Downloaded from on 12/08/2020.