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Location Indonesia, Bali
Central coordinates 114o 32.00' East  8o 13.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A4iv
Area 19,003 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,414m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Located around 60 km north-west of Denpasar, this area has steep and undulating topography. The highest peak Gunung Patas (Mt. Patas) (1412 m).

Key Biodiversity The only area for Bali Starling Leucopsar rothschildi.Bali Barat lies on the raptors migration route, which include Oriental Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus, Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis and Chinese Goshawk Accipiter soloensis (Ash 1984; 1993).

Non-bird biodiversity: Dugong dugon, Trachypithecus auratus, Chelonia mydas (Polunin, Whitten, Nijman 1997).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Bali Starling Leucopsar rothschildi resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Black-winged Starling Sturnus melanopterus resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  2004  min 20,000 individuals  A4iv   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bali Barat National Park 19,003 is identical to site 19,003  


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

Land use

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

Protection status Declared as Bali Barat National Park (19002.89 ha) based on SK Menteri Pertanian No.736/Mentan/X/82 on 14 October 1982 and also declare as 'World Heritage' (Anon 1997, Anon 1998).

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

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.Ash, J.S. 1984. Bird Observations on Bali. Bull. Brit. Ornt. Club 104:14-35.Ash, J.S. 1993. Raptor Migration on Bali, Indonesia. Forktail 9:3-11.MacKinnon, J., Smiet, F., and Artha, M.B. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia, Vol. III: Java and Bali. UNDP/FAO. Bogor.Nijman, V. 1997. On the Occurrence of Presbytis comata Desmarest, 1822 (Mammalia: Primates: Cercopithecidae) on Java, Indonesia. Contr. Zool 66:247-356.Polunin, N.V.C., Robinson, A.H., Halim, M.K., Kvalvagnaes, K. and Burhanuddin. 1980. Proposed Bali Barat National Park Marine Management Plan. UNDP/FAO National Parks Development Project INS/78/061, Bogor.Whitten, A.J., Soeriaatmadja, R.E. and Afiff, S.A. 1996. The Ecology of Java and Bali. Periplus edition, Singapore.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bali Barat. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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