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Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
120o 1.00' East 8o 45.00' South
500 - 1,230m
Year of IBA assessment
Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)
Site description This area consists of slopes and flat ridges which are formed by volcanic activity. There is a crater lake in the active mountain of Wae Sano.
Key Biodiversity There are two endemic birds of Flores in this area. Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum and Flores Crow Corvus florensis (Trainor & Lesmana 2000). In 1970s, Yellow-crested Cockatoo was reported abundant, but there is no new record and it is predicted extinct from this area (Schmutz 1977).
Protection status This area including Sano Nggoang that is proposed as Sano Lake (Danau Sano-5500 ha) (MacKinnon 1982) and also include Sesok Protection Forest (Trainor & Lesmana 2000).
References MacKinnon, J., Beudels, R., Robinson, A. & Artha, M. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia Vol IV; Nusa Tenggara. UNDP/FAO, Bogor.Schmutz, E. 1977. Die Vogel der Manggarai (Flores), 2. Niederschrift. [unpublication].Trainor, C and Lesmana, D. 2000. Exploding volcanoes, unique birds, gigantic rats and elegant ikat: Identifying sites of international conservation significance with particular reference to Sumbawa. PKA/BirdLife/WWF, Bogor. Report No. 11.
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