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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 120o 9.72' East  10o 5.22' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 50,004 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,225m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description This area is the bigest forest, with dense canopy cover.  Gunung Wanggameti (1225 m) is the highest elevation in Sumba dan supporting all slope terestrial forest types from sea level until mountain peak (Jepson 1996). The high plant diversity can be found from 800 m elevation.  Because there is complete elevation range, so that this area is appropriate for animals seasonal migration (Jones 1992). Moss forest in this area, covered Gunung Wanggameti from the 850 m elevation (Banilodu & Saka 1993). East and north part of this area border on garden and field, at south part border on savana and forest, and at west part on border on field and villages (Sub Balai Tata Hutan Kupang 1985)

Key Biodiversity This area as a biggest population site of Red-naped Fruit-dove Ptilinopus dohertyi and Sumba Green Pigeon Treron teysmannii (Jepson 1996).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-naped Fruit-dove Ptilinopus dohertyi resident  2004  present  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Sumba Hornbill Rhyticeros everetti resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Laiwanggi-Wanggameti National Park 47,014 is identical to site 47,014  


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

Land use

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

Protection status 47014 ha of this area declare as Laiwanggi-Wanggameti National Park based on SK Menteri Kehutanan dan Perkebunan No. 576/Kpts-II/1998.

References Banilodu, L. and Saka, N. T. 1993. Descriptive Analysis of Sumba Forest [Analysis Deskriptif Hutan Pulau Sumba]. Widya Mandira Catholic University, Kupang.Jepson, P., Rais, S., Ora, A.B. & Raharjaningtrah, W. 1996. Telaah Jaringan Kawasan Konservasi untuk Pelestarian Nilai-Nilai Hutan di Pulau Sumba, Nusa Tenggara Timur. PHPA/BirdLife, Bogor. Laporan No. 5.Jones, M., Juhaeni, D., Banjaransari, H., Banham, W., Lace, L., Linsley, M. and Mardsen, S. 1992. The ecology and conservation of the forest birds and butterflies of Sumba. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.Sub Balai Tata Hutan Kupang. 1985. Pembuatan Tata Batas Kawasan Hutan Laiwangi-Wanggameti (RTK 50) Pulau Sumba, Propinsi Daerah Tingkat I Nusa Tenggara Timur. Bagian Proyek Pengukuhan Penatagunaan dan Penataan Hutan, Sub Balai Tata Hutan Kupang, Kupang.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Laiwanggi Wanggameti. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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