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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Barat
Central coordinates 117o 33.60' East  8o 15.18' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 29,997 ha
Altitude 0 - 550m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Pulau Moyo is small island (329 km2). Southern part of the island is hilly with elevation between 85-160 m.

Key Biodiversity Ten Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea were recorded during 2 weeks survey by BirdLife International-Indonesia Programme in 1999 (Setiawan

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea resident  2004  present  good  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pulau Moyo Game Reserve 22,250 is identical to site 22,250  
Pulau Moyo Recreation Park 6,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


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

Land use

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

Protection status Previously it is a Wildlife Sanctuary (Game Reserve) based on SK. Menteri Pertanian No. 308/Kpts/Um/8-1985 (18765 ha) (MacKinnon status has been change to Hunting Park (22250 ha) based on SK. Menteri Kehutanan No. 308/Kpts-II/1986 on 9 April 1986 (Anon 1995b, Trainor

References Anon. 1995b. National Conservation Plan for Indonesia: Vol VIIB; Nusa Tenggara Timur Province. Ministry of Forestry, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Jakarta.Beudels, R.C. & Liman, P.D. 1981. Pulau Moyo and the Sanggar Penisula (Gunung Tambora): A Plan for Conservation in Northern Sumbawa. UNDP/FAO National Parks Development Project, Bogor.MacKinnon, J., Beudels, R., Robinson, A. & Artha, M. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia Vol IV; Nusa Tenggara. UNDP/FAO, Bogor.Setiawan, I., Jati, A., Lesmana, D., Trainor, C., Agista, D. 2000. Telaah awal status dan penyebaran Kakatua-kecil jambul-kuning Cacatua sulphurea parvula di Pulau Alor, Pantar, Timor Barat, Flores dan Moyo. PKA/BirdLife Intenational-Indonesia Programme, Bogor. Laporan No. 12.Trainor, C. Lesmana, D., and Hapsari, W. 2000. Biodiversity assesment of West Nusa Tenggara: Identifying sites of international consevation significance with particular reference to Sumbawa. PKA/BirdLife, Bogor. Report No. 15.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pulau Moyo. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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