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Location Indonesia, Kalimantan Tengah
Central coordinates 114o 4.00' East  2o 54.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 150,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description A swamp forest between Kastingan River and Kahayan River probably is the best remaining swamp area in the province. This area located outside degraded area caused by the million hectares swamp programme, where the infrastructure for drainages are used for logging activity. Because the location is near Palangkaraya and can be reached through Sebangau River, it is probably increase threat intensity of leggal logging between 1998-1999.

Key Biodiversity The vulnerable Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei occured in this site. Probably other species such as Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi and Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilus javanicus also present in this site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sebangau National Park 568,700 protected area contains site 150,000  


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

Land use

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

Protection status 150000 ha of this area is proposed as Kelompok Hutan Kahayan Nature Reserve (Anon, 1995).

References Anon. 1995. Statistik Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam. Departemen Kehutanan dan Perkebunan, Direktorat Jenderal Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam, Jakarta.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hutan Kahayan. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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