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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
Altitude 0 - 229m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

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 
Herald Petrel Pterodroma heraldica 1975  800-1,200 breeding pairs  medium  A4ii  Least Concern 
Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba breeding  1989  10-99 breeding pairs  medium  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

Biological resource use 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
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases 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


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ilots rocheux de Ua Pou. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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