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Location Marshall Islands
Central coordinates 171o 16.00' East  7o 4.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 377 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description This IBA includes the islets in the Northeast corner of Majuro atoll, from Calalen to Denmeo. These inhabited islets are home to the Micronesian Pigeon ratakensis subspecies. This islets are in Majuro atoll, which is the capital of the Marshall Islands and is densely populated. The proposed IBA includes islets that are relatively sparsely populated and retain forest habitat. The Pigeon is currently found on private land but may have spread to other areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica resident  2000  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A2  Near Threatened 

Protection status The Northeast Islets of Majuro atolls are not currently protected.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Northeast Islets, Majuro Atoll. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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