Suwarrow Atoll Marine

Country/territory: Cook Islands

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 6,304,875 ha

Te Ipukurea Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 medium favourable negligible
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Site summary
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 140 km around Suwarrow Atoll National Park to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 2008 population estimate of 16,341 individuals from Jones, R. (2008) Suwarrow Seabird Survey: An assessment of the numbers and age-stages of seabird chicks on the motus of Suwarrow atoll during July 2008. Report Prepared for the Cook Islands Prime Ministers Office and Environment Service.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Suwarrow Atoll Marine. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.