Phoenix Islands Marine


Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 8,391,238 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 140 km around Enderbury Island to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 2006 population estimate of 12,000 individuals and high use areas close to the colony of IBA threshold numbers of Red-tailed Tropicbird based upon a 2006 population estimate of 1,500 individuals, a seaward extension of 11.5 km around Abariranga (Canton) Island to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Grey-backed Tern based upon a 2006 population estimate of 6,000 individuals and a seaward extension of 140 km around Rawaki (Phoenix Island) to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 2006 population estimate of 12,900 individuals - all population estimates from Pierce, R., Etei, T., Kerr, V., Saul, E., Teatata, A., Thorsen, M. and Wragg, G. (2006) Phoenix Island conservation survey and assessment of restoration feasibility: Kiribati.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Phoenix Islands Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2021.