Tikehau Marine


Country/territory: French Polynesia

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2012)
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Area: 66,969 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 low favourable negligible
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Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 3 km around Tikehau to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a 1994 population estimate of 3,000 individuals from Intes, A. and Caillart, B. (1994) An atoll of the Tuamotu archipelago (French Polynesia). Part I. Environment and biota of the Tikehau Atoll (Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia). Atoll Research Bulletin, 415: 1-34.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 3 km around Tikehau to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Common White Tern based upon a 1994 population estimate of 3,000 individuals from Intes, A. and Caillart, B. (1994) An atoll of the Tuamotu archipelago (French Polynesia). Part I. Environment and biota of the Tikehau Atoll (Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia). Atoll Research Bulletin, 415: 1-34.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tikehau Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.