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Location Indonesia, Maluku
Central coordinates 127o 54.00' East  2o 58.00' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 14,900 ha
Altitude 0 - 600m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Western part of this area is steep mountain covered by forest with rocky clift, while the eastern part is flat. There are two villages on the east coast. Local people very dependents on natural resources, terrestrial or marine (Moelliker & Heij 1995). Most of the people in Boano Island work as farmer, fisherman and working in melaleuca oil distillation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Moluccan Scrubfowl Eulipoa wallacei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-chinned Monarch Monarcha boanensis resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -

Other biodiversity Cervus timorensis moluccensis and Hydrosaurus amboinensis (Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999 Obs.pri.). Dugong dugon, Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata (Monk et.al.1997).

Protection status The southern coastal and marine area of Boano Island have been proposed as a Nature Reserve (4435 ha) by PKA (1994, 1997).

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

References BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened bird of Asia: BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, U.K: BirdLife International.Moeliker C.W. & Heij, C.J. 1995. The rediscovery of Monarcha boanensis (Aves: Monarchidae) from Boano Island, Maluku, Indonesia.Moeliker C.W. & Heij, C.J. 1996. Black-chinned Monarch Monarcha boanensis on Boano Islands. Oriental Bird Club Bull. 24: 48-52.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: Pulau Boano. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2014

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