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Location Indonesia, Maluku Utara
Central coordinates 127o 50.00' East  0o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 74,000 ha
Altitude 400 - 1,508m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Aketajawe is a hilly area with the highest peak of Gunung Saolat (1508 m). The peoples in this area concentrate on the coastal area in the west. The people generally work as farmer and fisherman.

Key Biodiversity Aketajawe supports 30 estricted-range bird species, including 5 threatened birds species.

Non-bird biodiversity: There are endemic fauna of Halmahera island Phalanger halmaherae. The other fauna is Tropidonotus punctiventris, Papilio heringi (Monk et.al.1981), Cervus timorensis moluccensis (Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999. obs.pri.)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Cockatoo Cacatua alba resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Chattering Lory Lorius garrulus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Azure Dollarbird Eurystomus azureus resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Sombre Kingfisher Todiramphus funebris resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Dusky Friarbird Philemon fuscicapillus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2012 low near favourable high
Habitat
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Cacatua alba White Cockatoo 2890 10887 individuals 100 favourable
Lorius garrulus Chattering Lory 21404 11741 individuals 55 unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aketajawe - Lolobata National Park 167,300 protected area contains site 74,000  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Protection status 120000 ha of this area is proposed as a Nature Reserve (Smiet et.al.1981). 74000 ha of this area is proposed as part of Aketajawe-Lalobata National Park by PKA/BirdLife International-Indonesia Programme (1998).

References 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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aketajawe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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