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Location Indonesia, Kalimantan Barat
Central coordinates 109o 30.00' East  0o 40.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 1,500,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Wetland International (1997) describes this area as globally important wetland, with a very good condition of mangrove forest in West Kalimantan and this area also has a good peat swamp. This area is proposed as Ramsar site under the name of Southern Kapuas Swampsland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 70%
fisheries/aquaculture 20%
agriculture -

Other biodiversity Nasalis larvatus, Helarctos malayanus, Crocodylus porosus and Tomistoma schlegelii (Wetlands International 1997).

Protection status Proposed as a Ramsar site.

References 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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rawa di Pesisir Kapuas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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