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Indonesia, Maluku Utara
128o 27.00' East 1o 14.00' North
50 - 1,130m
Year of IBA assessment
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).
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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