|Location||Indonesia, Maluku Utara|
|Central coordinates||124o 34.00' East 1o 45.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 1,165m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information The endemic Masked Owl Tyto nigrobrunnea probably lives in this area. Survey by Davidson et.al. (1991) has not found this bird. The last record was in Tubang east of Taliabu Island (Stones et.al. 1997)
Site description There are around 8 villages around the area. Most of the people work as farmer and fisherman. Main comodity for plantation are cacao and coconut for copra.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Taliabu Masked-owl Tyto nigrobrunnea||unknown||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity Babyrousa babyrousa frosti in Sula Islands except on Lifamatola Island (Flanery 1995). The other important fauna is Cervus timorensis moluccensis (Monk et.al.1997, Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999 Obs.pri.).
Management considerations Logging, natural habitat alteration for plantation, parrot catching for trade by local communities or people who work in logging concession.
Protection status 70000 ha of this area has been proposed as Nature Reserve (MacKinnon & Artha, 1981).
References Davidson, P.J., R.S. Lucking, A.J. Stones, N.J. Bean, W. Raharjaningtrah & H. Banjarsari. 1991. Report on an Ornithological Survey of Taliabu, Maluku, Indonesia, With Notes on Babairusa Pig. University of East Anglia, England.Flanery T. 1995. Mammals of The South-West Pacific and Moluccan Island's. Australia Museum, Australia.MacKinnon, J & Artha, M.B. 1981. A National Conservation Plan For Indonesia vol VII: Maluku & Irian Jaya. UNDP/FAO National Parks Development Project, Bogor.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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