Rapa Marine

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda LC breeding 1990 250-999 breeding pairs A4ii
Polynesian Storm-petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa EN breeding - 35-199 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Murphy's Petrel Pterodroma ultima LC resident 1989-1990 10-99 breeding pairs A1
Blue Noddy Anous ceruleus LC breeding 1989-1990 1,000-2,499 breeding pairs A4i

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

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2012 not assessed favourable negligible
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by habitat
Accuracy of information poor


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rapa Marine. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/31033 on 11/06/2023.