Country/territory: Vanuatu

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 3,690 ha

Site description
This site encompasses parts of the central and eastern portion of the island of Espiritu Santo. This includes 2 community-managed protected area, together with tracts of unprotected lowland forest and agricultural and urban areas.

Key biodiversity
Good numbers of Vanuatu Megapode have been recorded at Loru, while Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher has a very signficiant population in the lowland forests.

Non-bird biodiversity: Coconut crab Birgus latro Bat cave in Loru

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vatthe. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.