Ua Huka

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Nukuhiva Imperial-pigeon Ducula galeata EN resident 2006 35 individuals A1, A2
White-capped Fruit-dove Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii LC resident - common A2
Polynesian Swiftlet Aerodramus leucophaeus LC resident - common A2
Ultramarine Lorikeet Vini ultramarina CR resident - 2,300 individuals A1, A2
Iphis Monarch Pomarea iphis CR resident 1998 500-1,250 breeding pairs A1, A2
Northern Marquesan Reed-warbler Acrocephalus percernis LC resident - common A2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2006 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vaikivi Réserve Natural Reserve 240 protected area contained by site 240


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Dry deciduous forest (tropical), Lower montane rain forest (tropical), Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Coconut plantations -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ua Huka. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.