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Indonesia, Kalimantan Barat
110o 13.00' East 1o 12.00' South
A1, A2, A3
0 - 1,116m
Year of IBA assessment
Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)
Site description Located close to the coastal area of Kalimantan Barat province.
Key Biodiversity Although Brown-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum everetti is the common bird in this site, but this is the only record for Kalimantan. The other species are Polyplectron schleiermacheri (only call recorded), Malaysian Honeyguide Indicator archipelagicus and Napothera atrigularis, reported from the south-eastern past of the National Park in 1980s (Holmes & Burton 1987).
Protection status Declared as Gunung Palung National Park based on SK. No. 448/Kpts-IV/1990 24 March 1990 (90000 ha) which is surrounded by Conversion Forest (Anon, 1998).
References Anon. 1995. National Conservation Plan for Indonesia, Kalimantan (5A-D). Ministry of Forestry, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Jakarta.Anon. 1998. Statistik Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam 1997/1998. Departemen Kehutanan MacKinnon, K., Hatta, G., Halim, H., and Mangalik, A. 1996. The Ecology of Kalimantan: Indonesian Borneo. The Ecology of Indonesia Series, Vol. 3. Singapore: Periplus Edition.Scott, D.A. 1989. A Directory of Asian Wetlands. Compiled for WWF, IUCN, ICBP & IWRB, IUCN, the World Conservation Union.
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