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Location Indonesia, Riau
Central coordinates 100o 25.00' East  2o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 140,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description The area is located close to the coast, between Barumun river and the estuary of Rokan river near Bagansiapiapi.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Peat swamp forest (tropical)  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 65%
agriculture 25%
other -

Protection status 60000 ha of this area proposed as Bakau Selat Dumai Wildlife Sanctuary (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.van Balen, S. 1991. An ornithological survey of the Kampar and Rokan rivers and their adjecent forest, Riau, Sumatra. PHPA/AWB Sumatra Wetland Project Report No. 23, Bogor.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hutan Rawa Gambut Barumun-Rokan. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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