Rawaki (Phoenix Island)

Country/territory: Kiribati

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 74 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed high not assessed
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Rawaki is a low coral island surrounded by a raised beah crest with the interior of the island forming a saucer-like depression. Within the central depression there is a hyper-saline lake of around 20ha and a number of small fresh water pools.

Key biodiversity
An important seabird colony

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rawaki (Phoenix Island). Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.