Palmyra Atoll Marine

Country/territory: United States Minor Outlying Islands (to USA)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 2,857,197 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 medium favourable negligible
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Site summary
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 92.6 km around Palmyra Atoll to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of waterbirds based upon a 2007 population estimate of 380,004 individuals from Marine Conservation Biology Institute. (undated) Numbers of Seabirds Found on the Central Pacific Islands. Downloaded from on 26/07/12, and to correspond with the boundary of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Palmyra Atoll Marine. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.