Threatened Species Recovery Plan Polynesian Megapode (Megapodius pritchardii) 2014-2024

Threatened Species Recovery Plan Polynesian Megapode (Megapodius pritchardii) 2014-2024

This recovery plan covers one of the most threatened species within the Megapode family – the Polynesian Megapode (Tongan Scrubfowl)1 Megapodius pritchardii (Gray 1864). The species is considered to be globally threatened and as Endangered (BirdLife International 2014) due to its confinement to two small islands and apparently declining population size.

This plan builds on the previous Conservation Strategy developed by the World Pheasant Association (WPA) and Tonga Community Development Trust (TCDT) in 2011 (Lloyd et al. , 2011), updating knowledge of the species and its conservation status based on more recent surveys conducted since 2011 and including a revised series of objectives and actions, developed under the leadership of the Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment, Energy, Climate Change, Disaster Management, Meteorology, Information and Communications (MEECCDMMIC).

Recoveryplan (14.28 MB)

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