Pohnpei Marine


Country/territory: Micronesia, Federated States of

IBA criteria met: -
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Area: 2,590,207 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2012 favourable low negligible
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Site summary
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 10 km around Wolouna, Ahnd Atoll to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Black Noddy based upon a 1996 population estimate of 22,500 individuals from de Korte, J. and Meltofte, H. 1997. Notes on breeding sites of Pelecaniformes in Micronesia. Bird Conservation International 7: 287-290, and a seaward extension of 80 km around Pohnpei Marine to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Brown Noddy based upon a 1983 population estimate of 82295 individuals Engbring, J., Ramsey, F.L. and Wildman, V.J. 1990. Micronesian Forest Bird Surveys, The Federated States: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, and Yap. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pohnpei Marine. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pohnpei-marine-iba-micronesia-federated-states-of on 26/09/2023.