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Location Indonesia, Jawa Timur
Central coordinates 113o 50.00' East  8o 25.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 58,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,223m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Located on the southern coast of Java around 60 km south-west of Banyuwangi.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Bos javanicus, Cuon alpinus, Panthera pardus, Panthera tigris sondaica (probably has extinct), Sus verrucosus, Trachypithecus auratus, Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea (Seidensticker & Suyono 1980, MacKinnon et.al.1982, Hedges &Tyson 1996, Whitten et.al.1996, Nijman 1997). And the important flora in Meru Betiri include Balanophora fungosa, Rafflesia zollingeriana and Tetrastigma spp. (only in Meru Betiri hills) (Seidesticker & Suyono 1980).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
White-faced Partridge Arborophila orientalis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Javan Hawk-eagle Nisaetus bartelsi resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Meru Betiri National Park 50,000 is identical to site 58,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Protection status Declared as Meru Betiri National Park based on SK Menteri Pertanian No. 736/Mentan/X/82 on 14 October 1982 (Anon 1997, 1998).

References Anon. 1997. Statistik Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam 1996/1997. Departemen Kehutanan dan Perkebunan, Direktorat Jenderal Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam, Jakarta.Anon. 1998. Statistik Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam 1997/1998. Departemen Kehutanan dan Perkebunan, Direktorat Jenderal Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam, Jakarta.MacKinnon, J., Smiet, F., and Artha, M.B. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia, Vol. III: Java and Bali. UNDP/FAO. Bogor.Seidensticker, J. and Suyono. 1980. The Javan Tiger and the Meru Betiri Reserve: A Plan for Management. PPA/WWF-Indonesia, Bogor.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Meru Betiri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2014

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