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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.

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 

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  


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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity There are endemic fauna of Halmahera island Phalanger halmaherae. The other fauna is Tropidonotus punctiventris, Papilio heringi (Monk, Cervus timorensis moluccensis (Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999. obs.pri.)

Protection status 120000 ha of this area is proposed as a Nature Reserve (Smiet 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 on 21/10/2014

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