|Location||Indonesia, Kalimantan Barat|
|Central coordinates||110o 37.00' East 2o 42.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Located on the north-west corner of Kalimantan, it is a swamp area which still covered by degraded swamp forest, and degraded dryland heath forest also present. Around 40% classified as non forest area in 1996 (Wetland International 1997) Forest damage also caused by fire in 1997. The vulnerable heath forest and swamp along of Jeloi River in eastern part is still in good condition, and considered as one of the most important wetland in West Kalimantan (Wetland International 1997).There are two small lakes along the Jeloi River, Gelinggang Lake and Belida Lake. Most of the area is part of logging concession, although the concession is not active. In provincial land use plan, this area is alocated for agriculture, but the land suitability is in question.Generally, this area covered by freshwater swamp, mangrove, grassland. Proportion of each habitat is unconfirmed, due to a big change caused by forest fire in 1997. Before the forest fire, the habitat condition probably better outside the reserve, but the current situation is need to be assessed.
Key Biodiversity Formerly this area has high level of bird diversity. Survey on January 1994 confirmed the important value of this area (Noor & Enis 1995). There is no information about bird in Jeloi area, but probably the bird diversity same as Muara Kendawangan. This area probably has the same important value as Tanjung Puting, but more information is still needed.
Non-bird biodiversity: Hylobates agilis, Nasalis larvatus, Pongo pygmeus, Presbytis rubicunda, Helarctos malayanus and Dugong dugon at seashore. Scleropages formosus and Crocodylus porosus also live in this site (Noor and Enis, 1995).
|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|
|Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kendawangan||Nature Reserve||150,000||protected area contained by site||150,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Protection status Declared as Kendawangan Nature Reserve based on 2240/DJ/1981 and SK. No. 757/Kpts/Um/1982 (Anon 1995).
References Anon. 1995. National Conservation Plan for Indonesia, Kalimantan (5A-D). Ministry of Forestry, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Jakarta.Anon. 1995. Statistik Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam. Departemen Kehutanan dan Perkebunan, Direktorat Jenderal Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam, Jakarta.Wetlands International. 1997. The Environmental Profile of the Coastal Wetlands of West Kalimantan. Draft Report. Wetlands International-Indonesia Programme and P.T. Lestari Bina Desa Sejahtera. Integrated Swamp Development Project in West Kalimantan (IBRD Loan 3755 IND).
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