Tetiaroa, Moorea et Tahiti Marine


Country/territory: French Polynesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 2,185,534 ha

Protection status:

Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (Manu)
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 not assessed favourable low
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 80 km around Tetiaroa, Moorea et Tahiti to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Red-footed Booby based upon a 1973 population estimate of 5000 breeding pairs from Thibault, JC. (1976) L'Avifaune de Tetiaroa (archipel de la Societe. Polynesie Francaise. L'Oiseau et la Revue Francaise d'Ornithologie, 46(1): 29-45; Brown Noddy based upon a 2009 population estimate of 10552 breeding pairs from Russel, J. and Faulquier, L. (2009) Tetiaroa rat and seabird survey. University of California - Berkeley and Societe d'Ornithologie de Polynesie MANU. 11pgs; and high use and transit areas of IBA threshold numbers of Tahiti Petrel based upon a 2008 population estimate of 107 - 139 individuals from Zarzoso-Lacoste, D. (2008) Inventaire de l'avifaune marine du Massif du Marau et premiere estimation de l'impact des predateurs sur le Petrel de Tahiti, Psedobulweria rostrata. Memoire de Diploma Universitaire 2008 de niveau 2, 49pgs.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 80 km around Tetiaroa, Moorea et Tahiti to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Red-footed Booby based upon a 1973 population estimate of 5000 breeding pairs from Thibault, JC. (1976) L'Avifaune de Tetiaroa (archipel de la Societe. Polynesie Francaise. L'Oiseau et la Revue Francaise d'Ornithologie, 46(1): 29-45; Brown Noddy based upon a 2009 population estimate of 10552 breeding pairs from Russel, J. and Faulquier, L. (2009) Tetiaroa rat and seabird survey. University of California - Berkeley and Societe d'Ornithologie de Polynesie MANU. 11pgs; and high use and transit areas of IBA threshold numbers of Tahiti Petrel based upon a 2008 population estimate of 107 - 139 individuals from Zarzoso-Lacoste, D. (2008) Inventaire de l'avifaune marine du Massif du Marau et premiere estimation de l'impact des predateurs sur le Petrel de Tahiti, Psedobulweria rostrata. Memoire de Diploma Universitaire 2008 de niveau 2, 49pgs.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tetiaroa, Moorea et Tahiti Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/02/2020.