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Viti Levu Southern Highlands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Shy Ground-dove Alopecoenas stairi VU resident 2005 rare A1, A2
Barking Imperial-pigeon Ducula latrans LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Golden Dove Chrysoena luteovirens LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Many-coloured Fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii LC resident 2005 uncommon A2
Fiji Goshawk Accipiter rufitorques LC resident 2005 uncommon A2
Masked Shining-parrot Prosopeia personata NT resident 2005 common A1, A2
Collared Lory Phigys solitarius LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Giant Honeyeater Gymnomyza brunneirostris LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Kikau Foulehaio procerior LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Orange-breasted Myzomela Myzomela jugularis LC resident 2005 common A2
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Fiji Woodswallow Artamus mentalis LC resident 2005 rare A2
Fiji Streaked Fantail Rhipidura layardi LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Vanikoro Flycatcher Myiagra vanikorensis LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Chestnut-throated Flycatcher Myiagra castaneigularis LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Slaty Monarch Mayrornis lessoni LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Fiji Shrikebill Clytorhynchus vitiensis LC resident 2005 frequent A2
Black-throated Shrikebill Clytorhynchus nigrogularis NT resident 2005 uncommon A1, A2
Long-legged Thicketbird Megalurulus rufus EN resident 2005 1 individuals A1, A2
Fiji Bush-warbler Horornis ruficapilla LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Fiji White-eye Zosterops explorator LC resident 2005 abundant A2
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis LC resident 2005 common A2
Fiji Parrotfinch Erythrura pealii LC resident 2005 common A2
Pink-billed Parrotfinch Erythrura kleinschmidti VU resident 2005 uncommon 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)
2018 medium near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Upper montane rain forest (tropical) 66600 66485 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vago Reserved Forest 408 protected area contained by site 408
Savura Forest Reserve Forest Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Savura Forest Reserved Forest 448 protected area contained by site 448
Rivers Fiji (Upper Navua) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 859 protected area overlaps with site 500
Garrick Memorial park Forest Park 434 protected area contained by site 428
Draunibota and Labiko Nature Reserve 43 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Upper montane rain forest (tropical) -
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Land ownership
Land tenure is mostly Native Lands, with 18 small Freehold Lands (totalling about 2,031ha) and five Crown lands (1,177ha).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Viti Levu Southern Highlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.