The Polle Island IBA includes an area of freshwater swamp, part of which is listed as a potential conservation area in the FSM NBSAP (2002). Engbring et al. (1990) writes that these wetlands are important for migrating birds as well.
Non-bird biodiversity: Conservation targets in the area include (NBSAP, 2002):
• Coastal Freshwater Marsh
• Chuuk Flying Fox
• Low-elevation Broadleaf Forest
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Satellite imagery shows that development surrounds the area, thus habitat loss from agriculture and development may pose a threat. Hunting may also pose a threat.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Polle Island. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023.