Vanua Masi Islet

Country/territory: Fiji

IBA Criteria met: A4ii (2012)
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Area: 4 ha

Protection status:

NatureFiji - MareqetiViti
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium not assessed negligible
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Site description
A rocky island of c500m in length and about 60m wide.  

Key biodiversity
Listed because of its large colony of Lesser Frigatebird (>5,000 individuals present in 2010).  There were c50 pairs of Brown Booby in 2010 - a previous report in 1924 had estimated c500 pairs.  By contrast 25 pairs of Red-footed Booby were present in 2010, less than 100 pairs were counted in 1924.  A dozen pairs of Brown Noddy were also present in 2010.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vanua Masi Islet. Downloaded from on 18/01/2021.