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Location Indonesia, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
Central coordinates 97o 40.00' East  2o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 157,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Alluvial flat in this area formed in Singkil River estuary and some other small rivers.

Key Biodiversity Giesen and van Balen (1992) reported Storm Stork Ciconia stormi, Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus and White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata from this area. The area might also important for other waterbirds.

Non-bird biodiversity: Other biodiversity include Crocodylus porosus, Hylobates lar, Pongo pygmaeus, Callsciurus prevostii, Helarctos malayanus, and Panthera tigris.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
The Leuser Ecosystem Conservation Area 2,700,000 protected area contains site 157,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry and agro-industrial plantations  -
Forest Peat swamp forest (tropical)  85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Protection status 65,000 ha of this area is proposed as Nature Reserve (Cagar Alam) by FAO in 1982 (Giesen and van Balen 1992).

References Giesen, W. and van Balen, S. 1992. Several short surveys of Sumatran wetlands. Notes and observation. PHPA/AWB Sumatra Wetland Project Report No. 26. Bogor.Anon. 1995. National Conservation Plan for Indonesia (3 A-H). Ministry of Forestry, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Jakarta.Rijksen, H.D., and Griffith, M. 1995. Master Plan: Development Programme LEUSER. ICDP, Aceh.

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

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