|Location||Indonesia, Sumatera Barat|
|Central coordinates||101o 8.00' East 2o 15.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Originally this area consist of freshwater swamp and peat swamp extended to coastal. Conversion to transmigration area and oil palm plantation decrease the natural habitat. Drainage development in 1990 to convert the remaining natural habitat of this area into oil palm plantation. Although the oil palm plantation plan has been canceled and this give some hopes to protect this area, but clearence of forest still continue.
Key Biodiversity This area occured supports Ciconia episcopus and Cairina scutulata population (Yanuar kom. pri. to D. Holmes). Also record call of Grey-breasted Babbler Malacopteron albogulare (Holmes 1996). The record indicates that other lowland bird species probably live in this area. Follow-up survey is really needed immediatelly.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Peat swamp forest (tropical)||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status 17700 ha of this area proposed as Lunang Nature Reserve (Anon 1995)
References Anon. 1995. National Conservation Plan forIndonesia (3 A-H). Ministry of Forestry, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Jakarta.Holmes, D.A. 1996. Sumatra Bird Report. Kukila 8: 9-56.
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