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Location Marshall Islands
Central coordinates 171o 43.12' East  6o 12.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 5,877 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description A set of islets in the Northwest corner, including Nallu (Nallo, Alu), Garu, Bwokwanaelok, Alu, Autle, Bikoro, and Etwa for the proposed IBA. Nallu islet is inhabited with 200+ people. The atoll is recognized for its seabird rookeries, although the populations of the rookeries are not available.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica resident  30 individuals  poor  A1, A2  Near Threatened 

Other biodiversity Baseline data on Nallu islet itself is lacking. The NBT (2000) lists the atoll as being home to Sonneratia mangrove wetlands. CI (2007) lists the atoll as a hotspot for its diverse and abundant marine resources, seabird rookeries (populations unknown), and freshwater resources. Mili atoll is listed as a Micronesia-Polynesia Hotspot (CI, 2007) for its reef communities

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mili Atoll. Downloaded from on 30/07/2014

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