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Location French Polynesia, Raivavae
Central coordinates 147o 40.00' West  23o 52.00' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 230 ha
Altitude 100 - 437m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (Manu)



Site description Située entre Rapa et Tubuai, Raivavae est une île haute entourée d'un lagon large et d'une ceinture de motu dans l'est et le sud. Elle culmine au Mont Hiro, bordé au nord de grandes falaises.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-winged Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera breeding  10 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lower montane rain forest (tropical); Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical)  -
Shrubland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -

References Thibault, J.-C. 2003. Oiseaux de Raivavae (Australes). Te Manu, 42:5-6. Seitre, R., Seitre, J. 1990. SPREP occasional paper series N°8, Causes de dispariton des oiseaux terrestres de Polynésie Française. South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia : 92pp.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pentes du mont Hiro de Raivavae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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