Tokelau Marine


Year of compilation: 2012

Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 30 km around Atafu to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Black Noddy based upon a 2011 population estimate of 15,000 breeding pairs, Brown Noddy based upon a 2011 population estimate of 10,000 breeding pairs, and Common White Tern based upon a 2011 population estimate of 5,000 breeding pairs from Pierce, R., Gruber, M., Atherton, J. and Burne, A. (2012) A conservation survey of Tokelau - final draft report. Eco Oceania pty ltd plan for Tokelau Adminiatration and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. Australia. 30/10/2012,

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 30 km around Atafu to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Black Noddy based upon a 2011 population estimate of 15,000 breeding pairs, Brown Noddy based upon a 2011 population estimate of 10,000 breeding pairs, and Common White Tern based upon a 2011 population estimate of 5,000 breeding pairs from Pierce, R., Gruber, M., Atherton, J. and Burne, A. (2012) A conservation survey of Tokelau - final draft report. Eco Oceania pty ltd plan for Tokelau Adminiatration and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. Australia. 30/10/2012,


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tokelau Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2019.