|Location||Indonesia, Kepulauan Riau|
|Central coordinates||108o 11.00' East 3o 58.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 1,035m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information Selected as Secondary Endemic Bird Area because of Silvery Wood-Pigeon Columba argentina present in this area (Stattersfield 1998). The other significant species is Dicaeum everetti bungurense, of which few information about the distribution mainly from the mainland. Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarida is not listed Natuna Island as part of its distribution by Smythies (1981).
Site description Located on the east of Malay peninsula and west of Kalimantan Barat Province. Faunisticaly closer with west and east Malaysia rather than Sumatra (Stattersfield et all 1998). Ranai slope on the south-east of Natuta Besar island still forested up to 1035 m.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Silvery Wood-pigeon Columba argentina||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Deforestation, industry and infrasrtucture development.
Protection status Proposed as Natuna Desa Nature Reserve (6000 ha) (FAO 1982, Anon 1995)
References Anon. 1995. National Conservation Plan forIndonesia (3 A-H). Ministry of Forestry, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Jakarta.FAO, 1882. National Conservation Plan for Indonesia. Vol. II. Sumatra. Field Report of UNDP/FAO National Parks Development Project INS/78/061. Bogor.Smythies, B.E. 1981. The birds of Borneo. Third edition. The Sabah Society with the Malayan Nature Society.Stattesfield, A.J., Crosby, M.J., Long, A.J., & Wege, D.C. 1998. Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. Birdlife Conservation Series No.7. BirdLife International.
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