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Location Samoa, Upolo
Central coordinates 171o 43.66' West  13o 59.07' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 5,019 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,158m
Year of IBA assessment 2010





Site description The OLPP National Park is located on the south coast of Upolu and extends from the coast all the way to the interior of Upolu. The site therefore has the full range of ecosystems from the littoral forests on the rugged coastal ridges, to the lowland rainforest, extending to the ridge rainforests along the watershed area to the montane forests. The majority of the site is made up of the Lefaga volcanic rock which has not full weathered, making soil very infertile.

Key Biodiversity The most surveyed of all sites in Samoa, mainly due to its status as a National Park. It was first surveyed in 1972 during the process of identification of potential sites for a National Park. Four of the 8 globally threatened species of Samoa are present, as well as 11 restricted range species.

Non-bird biodiversity: Pteropus samoenses, Clinostigam samoense and Thaumatodon hystricelloides have been identified on site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris resident  present  A1, A2  Critically Endangered 
Ptilinopus porphyraceus resident  present  A2  Not Recognised 
Many-coloured Fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Flat-billed Kingfisher Todiramphus recurvirostris resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Mao Gymnomyza samoensis resident  present  A1, A2  Endangered 
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Samoan Triller Lalage sharpei resident  present  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Samoan Whistler Pachycephala flavifrons resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Samoan Fantail Rhipidura nebulosa resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Samoan Flycatcher Myiagra albiventris resident  present  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens resident  present  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
O Le Pupu Pu'e National Park 2,857 is identical to site 5,019  
Togitogiga Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 3  

Protection status The OLPP National Park is the oldest National Park in Samoa.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: O Le Pupu-Pu'e National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014

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