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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 124o 27.54' East  8o 23.64' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 9,598 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,423m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Gunung Muna is the highest mountain in Alor Island.

Key Biodiversity The 1998 survey found Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea around of the area i.e. Halerman 4 birds and Tulen II 8 birds (Setiawan 2000). Follow-up survey is needed to monitoring the bird population or other basic information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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


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

Land use

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

Protection status 15000 ha of this area is proposed as Nature Reserve (MacKinnon, Anon 1995b).

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.MacKinnon, J., Beudels, R., Robinson, A. & Artha, M. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia Vol IV; Nusa Tenggara. UNDP/FAO, Bogor.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.

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

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