Site description (2007 baseline)
The proposed Salapwuk Valley IBA is a volcanic bowl near the center of the island, and is revered as the home of the first Pohnpeians (TNC, 2001). The site is still protected under traditional authorities. The entire valley is covered by unbroken native forests, including broadleaf and palm forests in the lower areas, and cloud forest at higher altitudes. Nearly all of Pohnpei's some 120 endemic plant, bird and fish species make it their home.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nearly all of Pohnpei's some 120 endemic plant, bird and fish species make it their home. Conservation targets include (TNC, 2003): • Pohnpei Flying Fox • Montane Cloud Forest • Mixed Broadleaf Forest • Ivory Nut Palm Forest
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Salapwuk. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/salapwuk-iba-micronesia-federated-states-of on 30/09/2023.