IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 850,000 ha
Pitti Island and the islands around it are an important site supporting the breeding and migratory populations of many marine terns including Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus, Brown Noddy Anous stolidus, Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii, Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis and White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa, and many other species of seabirds. The Marine IBA covers the waters around Kavaratti, Agatti, Suheli, Bangaram, Kadmat, Amini, and Perumal Par as foraging range for marine birds. The sea water in a radius of 25 km is included as foraging range for Large Crested Tern Sterna bergii. Pitti Island was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 2000.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pitti Island - marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.