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Location Indonesia, Jawa Barat
Central coordinates 107o 2.00' East  5o 58.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 23,630 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Sunarto & Melisch (1994) reported that the natural mangrove forest has already depleted. Most of the area are not influenced by tidal, and converted into ponds and agriculture area.

Key Biodiversity This area is suitable for waterbirds and waders, and in need for further survey.

Non-bird biodiversity: Panthera pardus (probably extinct) and Trachypithecus auratus (Silvius 1987).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Anas gibberifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster resident  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Javan Coucal Centropus nigrorufus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Shrubland   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -

Protection status Tanjung Sedari (8200 ha) and Muara Gembong (10481.15 ha) proposed as Nature Reserve (Silvius 1987).

References Sunarto and Melisch, R. 1994. Burung-burung di Muara Gembong dan Tanjung Sedari, Jawa Barat. Asian Wetlands Bureau-Indonesia, Bogor.Silvius, M.J., Djuharsa, E., Taufik, A. W., Steeman, A.P.J.M, and Berczy, E.T. 1987. The Indonesian Wetland Inventory: A Preliminary Compilation of Information on Wetlands of Indonesia. PHPA-AWB/Interweder & Edwin, Indonesia.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Muara Gembong-Tanjung Sedari. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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