The islands of Nu'utele and Nu'ulua have been identified as highly significant sites for conservation in Samoa. They hold large populations of species currently found nowhere else in the country' including threatened land-birds, seabirds and nesting
turtles. They also are the only offshore islands large enough and far enough offshore to be considered as refuges for several of the nation's species threatened on the larger islands by introduced mammalian pests. Such refuges have assumed greater
importance as recent severe cyclones (Ofa - 1990, Val - 1991 & Heta - 2004) have reduced bird and bat numbers.
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 18 p.
Data and Resource
|Modified||15 February 2022|
|Release Date||19 August 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||SPREP LIBRARY|
|Author||Butler David J.|
|Contact Name||SPREP Records and Archives Officer|
|Contact Email||[email protected]|