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Yap Island houses the airport and the main administrative center of Colonia. However, the population is around 6,000 and sparsely settled. Parts of the IBA are listed as potential conservation areas by the FSM NBSAP (2002) and as a current conservation area by the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT, 2007).
Engbring et al. (1990) wrote that the wetlands on the island were of particular importance as sites for species of local concern and migratory birds.
Non-bird biodiversity: Conservation targets in the area include (NBSAP, 2002): • Mangrove Forests • High Island Nearshore Marine • Upland Broadleaf Forest • Yap Flying Fox
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yap Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.