Rawaki (Phoenix Island)

Country/territory: Kiribati

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

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
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 (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rawaki (Phoenix Island). Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.