Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica VU resident - present A1, A2
Pohnpei Fruit-dove Ptilinopus ponapensis LC resident - present A2
Caroline Swiftlet Aerodramus inquietus LC resident - present A2
Pohnpei Kingfisher Todiramphus reichenbachii VU resident - present A2
Pohnpei Lorikeet Trichoglossus rubiginosus NT resident - present A2
Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra LC resident - present A2
Pohnpei Fantail Rhipidura kubaryi LC resident - present A2
Pohnpei Flycatcher Myiagra pluto LC resident - present A2
Caroline Reed-warbler Acrocephalus syrinx LC resident - present A2
Long-billed White-eye Rukia longirostra NT resident - present A1, A2
Citrine White-eye Zosterops semperi LC resident - present A2
Pohnpei White-eye Zosterops ponapensis LC resident - present A2
Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca LC resident - present A2
Pohnpei Starling Aplonis pelzelni CR resident 2003 < 50 adults A1, A2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high not assessed low
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Not assessed Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve 5,100 protected area contains site 5,000

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/24528 on 10/06/2023.