|Location||Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur|
|Central coordinates||120o 30.00' East 8o 40.00' South|
|Altitude||900 - 2,140m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Landscape of Ruteng dominated by steep ravines, most of the mountain sides are still covered by good forest (Gibbs 1990). Generally it is covered by mountain forest and moss forest at the higher altiteude (Jepson & Bowe 1997).Ranamese Lake include into this area, located at altitude 1200 m, and the interested recreation object (Pilgrim et.al.2000). Gunung Ranaka (2140 m) with the peak of Poco Ranaka is the second highest peak in Ruteng mountains. Mountain Forest in lower slopes of Poco Ranaka already changed to be grassland and shrubs. There is some of Casuarina sp at altitude between 1600-1800 m, and above of 2000 m covered by forest with short trees (Butchart et.al.1996).
Key Biodiversity This area is one of two area where the Flores Scopsowl recorded and it is believed that the species is still there (Trainor & Lesmana 2000).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Flores Scops-owl Otus alfredi||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Ruteng||Nature Recreation Park||32,249||is identical to site||32,249|
|Rutong||Protection Forest||41,000||protected area contains site||32,249|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status Declared as a Recreation Park (32248.6 ha) based on SK No. 456/Kpts-II/1993 (Anon 1998).
References Anon. 1998. Statistik Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam 1997/1998. Departement Kehutanan dan Perkebunan, Direktorat Jenderal Perlindungan Hutan dan Pelestarian Alam, Jakarta.Butchart, S. H. M., Brooks, T. M., Davies, C. W. N., Dharmaputra, G., Dutson, G. C. L., Lowen, J. C, and Sahu, H. 1996. The conservation status of forest birds on Flores and Sumbawa, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 6: 335-370.Monk. K.A., de Fretes, Y. and Reksodiharjo-Lilley, G. 1997. The Ecology of Nusa Tenggara and Maluku. Periplus Edition, Singapura MacKinnon, J., Beudels, R., Robinson, A. and Artha, M. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia Vol IV: Nusa Tenggara. UNDP/FAO, Bogor.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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