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Location Indonesia, Maluku Utara
Central coordinates 128o 27.00' East  1o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 140,000 ha
Altitude 50 - 1,130m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Lalobata is a hilly area with the highest peak of Gunung Iga (1130 m). TGhis area is a place of the nomadic Togutil ethnic group. Togutil people collect sago, root, vegetables, medicinal plant, resin and also do hunting. People who live in the coastal area generally work as farmer and fisherman.

Key Biodiversity This area is one of few areas that have high number restricted-range bird species. Population of Chattering Lory in this area is estimated around 9300 birds at the end of 1994. (BirdLife International 2001).

Non-bird biodiversity: The endemic amphibian of Halmahera island is Hylophorbus dubius. The other important fauna is Cervus timorensis moluccensis (MacKinnon et.al.1995).

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

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) 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) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Lorius garrulus Chattering Lory 111848 121364 individuals 100 favourable

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 140,000  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Protection status 189000 ha of this area is proposed as a Wildlife Sanctuary (Smiet et.al.1981). 140000 ha of this area is proposed as a part of Ake Tajawe-Lalobata National Park by PKA/BirdLife International-Indonesia Programme (1998).

References BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened bird of Asia: BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, U.K: BirdLife International.MacKinnon, J.L., Fuller, R., Harper, M.E., Hugh-Jones, T., Knowles-Leak, R., Rahman, D., Robb, D., Vermuelen, J. 1995. Halmahera '94: A University of Bristol Expedition to Indonesia. University Of Bristol, Bristol.Monk. K.A., de Fretes, Y. and Reksodiharjo-Lilley, G. 1997. The Ecology of Nusa Tenggara and Maluku. Periplus Edition, Singapura Smiet, A.C., Latupereissa, Th. & Sangadji, I.S. 1981. Result of Feasibility Studies and Proposals for Conservation Area in Maluku Tenggara. UNDP/FAO National Parks Development Project, Bogor.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lolobata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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