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Location French Polynesia, Ua Pou
Central coordinates 140o 5.00' West  9o 25.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 48 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (Manu)

Site description Ensemble d'îlots rocheux basaltiques au large de l'île principale de Ua Pou.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Puffinus lherminieri breeding  1971-1975  2,500-9,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4ii  Not Recognised 
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba breeding  1989  10-99 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, A4ii  Endangered 
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus breeding  500,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  500,250 individuals  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2006 high not assessed not assessed

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities 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 likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Rock stacks & islets  -
Rocky areas   -

References Thibault, J.-C. 1988. Menaces et conservation des oiseaux de Polynésie Française. 87-124 in J.-C.Thibault et I. Guyot ed. Livre rouge des oiseaux menacés des régions française d'outre-mer (Monogr. 5), Conseil International pour la Protection des Oiseaux, Saint-Cloud.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilots rocheux de Ua Pou. Downloaded from on 31/03/2015

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