Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga

Site description (2012 baseline):

Site location and context
Conservation area in the SE of Rarotonga Island

Key biodiversity
Rarotonga Flycatcher (EN), Rarotonga Starling (VU) and Cook Islands Fruit-dove (VU) are resident. Collared Petrel (VU) have also been observed.

Habitat and land use
Native vegetation. Primary growth tropical forest. There is no development in this area except for a shelter

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Rats, cats and other invasive species

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Nature Conserved Area managed by a committee of landowner representatives

Protected areas
Nature Conserved Area

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Takitumu Conservation Area, Rarotonga. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/takitumu-conservation-area-rarotonga-iba-cook-islands on 06/12/2023.