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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
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.

Key Biodiversity Almost no information about bird from this area. Holmes (1997) recorded Ciconia stormi in Kubu River. This area probably has the same bird diversity as Gunung Palung.There is no more information except publication from Wetland International (1997). Storm's Stork Ciconis stormi is the only important species recorded in this area.

Non-bird biodiversity: Nasalis larvatus, Helarctos malayanus, Crocodylus porosus and Tomistoma schlegelii (Wetlands International 1997).

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 


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

Land use

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

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rawa di Pesisir Kapuas. Downloaded from on 29/10/2016

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