|Central coordinates||166o 57.09' East 0o 31.67' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 70m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Site description The escarpment ranges in gradient from vertical cliffs to gradually sloping areas of colluvial soil. A line of wooded cliffs overlooking Anibare Bay, comprises the richest remaining native vegetation on the island, is distributed from Meneng Hotel in the south to the Ijuw-Anabar mangrove ponds in the north.
Key Biodiversity This site is reported as the area holding the highest density of Nauru Reed-warbler on the island, although actual numbers involved are not provided. It is likely to also be a preferred site for nesting Micronesian Imperial Pigeons, if any still remain, and is also known to hold numbers of tree-nesting seabirds such as black noddies.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Nauru Reed-warbler Acrocephalus rehsei||-||1995||50-249 breeding pairs||poor||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
Protection status The area was proposed as a protected area in the National Assessment Report (Republic of Nauru 2004).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anibare Bay Escarpment. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014
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