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Location Micronesia, Federated States of, Pohnpei
Central coordinates 158o 13.20' East  6o 53.40' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 400 - 790m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description The proposed Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve IBA is contiguous with the Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve. The Reserve is legislated under the 1987 Pohnpei Watershed and Mangrove Act (CSP, 2007). Much of the boundary has been delineated and monitoring takes place in ecologically sensitive areas of the watershed. Conservation activities to lesson intrusion into the watershed, particularly by agroforestry, are also undertaken. The Conservation Society of Pohnpei is working with the State Invasive Species Task force to eradicate invasive species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ptilinopus porphyraceus resident  present  A2  Not Recognised 
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica resident  present  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Pohnpei Lorikeet Trichoglossus rubiginosus resident  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Caroline Swiftlet Aerodramus inquietus resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Todiramphus cinnamominus resident  present  A2  Not Recognised 
Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Pohnpei Fantail Rhipidura kubaryi resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Pohnpei Flycatcher Myiagra pluto resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Caroline Islands Reed-warbler Acrocephalus syrinx resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Caroline Islands White-eye Zosterops semperi resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Grey-brown White-eye Zosterops cinereus resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Long-billed White-eye Rukia longirostra resident  present  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Pohnpei Starling Aplonis pelzelni resident  present  A1, A2  Critically Endangered 
Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca resident  present  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve 5,100 is identical to site 5,000  

Other biodiversity The FSM NBSAP (2002) lists the area as containing a number of conservation targets, including: • Pohnpei Island Skink • Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat • Pohnpei Flying Fox • Musa tikap

Protection status The proposed Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve IBA is contiguous with the Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve. The Reserve is legislated under the 1987 Pohnpei Watershed and Mangrove Act (CSP, 2007).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pohnpei Watershed Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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