Tongoa - Laika

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Vanuatu Scrubfowl Megapodius layardi VU breeding 2014 100-150 nests A1, A2
Red-bellied Fruit-dove Ptilinopus greyi LC resident 2014 present A2
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica LC breeding 2014 10,000-19,999 breeding pairs A4ii
Grey-eared Honeyeater Lichmera incana LC resident 2014 present A2
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis LC resident 2014 present A2
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica LC resident 2014 present A2
Vanuatu White-eye Zosterops flavifrons LC resident 2014 present A2
Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens NT resident 2014 < 50 A1, 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)
2016 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Megapodius layardi Vanuatu Scrubfowl 150 300 nests 100 not assessed
Ptilinopus greyi Red-bellied Fruit-dove 3 3 individuals 100 not assessed
Lichmera incana Grey-eared Honeyeater 11 25 individuals 100 not assessed
Myzomela cardinalis Cardinal Myzomela 2 0 individuals 0 not assessed
Myiagra caledonica Melanesian Flycatcher 1 0 individuals 0 not assessed
Zosterops flavifrons Vanuatu White-eye 3 15 individuals 100 not assessed
Erythrura regia 1 0 individuals 0 not assessed

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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Land ownership
The community at Kurumabe own much of the land on North Tongoa and the island of Laika.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tongoa - Laika. Downloaded from on 03/08/2020.