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Tofua and Kao


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Many-coloured Fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii LC breeding 1996 present A2
Tongan Fruit-dove Ptilinopus porphyraceus LC breeding 1996 present A2
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis LC breeding 1996 present A2
Polynesian Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus LC breeding 1996 present A2
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa LC breeding 1996 present A2
Fiji Shrikebill Clytorhynchus vitiensis LC breeding 1996 present A2
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis LC breeding 1996 present A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tofua National Park 4,990 protected area contained by site 4,990
Kao National Park 1,250 protected area contained by site 1,250

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tofua and Kao. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2022.