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Location Indonesia, Maluku Utara
Central coordinates 127o 49.68' East  1o 50.94' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 3,361 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Topography of this area is flat. There is Toweka village near this area in the southern part. The people who lived in this area work as farmer, fisherman and labour in PT. Global (banana plantation).

Key Biodiversity This area is nesting site of the vulnerable Moluccan Scrubfowl (BirdLife International 2001). This area produces about 135000 eggs/year. The bird ussually come in the evening from forest aroundthis area and laid egg at night. This area is also as nesting site of Dusky Scrubfowl.

Non-bird biodiversity: The beach is also used for nesting site of Dermochelys coriacea which has already difficult to find.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Moluccan Scrubfowl Eulipoa wallacei resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Chattering Lory Lorius garrulus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White Cockatoo Cacatua alba resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove forest (tropical)  83%
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   17%

References Baker, G. 1997. Bird of the Spice Island. Moluccan Megapode Conservation Project. School of Biological Science, Univ. Of Sussex, U.K.BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened bird of Asia: BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, U.K: BirdLife International.Heij, C.J. & Rompas, C.F.E., 1997. Ekologi Megapoda Maluku (Burung Momoa, Eulipoa wallacei) di Pulau Haruku dan Beberapa Pulau di Maluku, Indonesia. Roterdam/Ambon, Belanda.Monk. K.A., de Fretes, Y. and Reksodiharjo-Lilley, G. 1997. The Ecology of Nusa Tenggara and Maluku. Periplus Edition, Singapura

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Galela. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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