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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.

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 140,000  


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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity The endemic amphibian of Halmahera island is Hylophorbus dubius. The other important fauna is Cervus timorensis moluccensis (MacKinnon

Protection status 189000 ha of this area is proposed as a Wildlife Sanctuary (Smiet 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 on 21/09/2014

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