|Location||Niue (to New Zealand)|
|Central coordinates||169o 49.11' West 19o 50.36' South|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Site description The Huvalu and Environs IBA comprises 5.4km2 of the terrestrial land area of Niue, and is centred on the Huvalu Conservation Area.
Key Biodiversity Niue is an EBA secondary area, noted for 4 restricted range species, Purple-capped fruit dove, Polynesian Triller, Polynesian Starling and Blue-crowned Lorikeet. The first three of these are common across Niue in the wooded part of the island, while the Lorikeet is rather morer scarce - but reported most frequently on or around the Huvalu Conservation Area.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ptilinopus porphyraceus||-||1994-2004||2,500-9,999 individuals||medium||A2||Not Recognised|
|Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis||-||1994-2004||< 50 individuals||medium||A2||Least Concern|
|Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa||-||1994-2004||2,500-9,999 individuals||medium||A2||Least Concern|
|Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis||-||1994-2004||2,500-9,999 individuals||medium||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Huvalu Forest||Conservation Area||6,029||protected area contains site||5,400|
Protection status The Huvalu Conservation Area was established in 1992 by the Environment Unit in consultation with the villages of Liku and Hadapu.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Huvalu and Environs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/03/2015
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