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Location Indonesia, Kepulauan Riau
Central coordinates 108o 11.00' East  3o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 120,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,035m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

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.

Key Biodiversity 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).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -

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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pulau Natuna. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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