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Location Indonesia, Maluku
Central coordinates 130o 1.00' East  6o 19.00' South
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 200 ha
Altitude 0 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Ridges up to 300 m, steep shore and flat only on the northwestern part. The flat area alreday cleared since 1970 for garden to grow bananas, pineaples, coconuts and batatas by fisherman from Kepulauan Banda and Tayando whose come periodically. They catch fishes from Manuk island and use this island to dry the fishes to make salty fish which then they sell it in Ambon Naira (a town in Banda islands).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda breeding  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor breeding  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra non-breeding  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Red-footed Booby Sula sula breeding  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster breeding  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2004  min 10,000 breeding pairs  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pulau Manuk Wildlife Reserve 100 protected area contained by site 100  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Protection status 100 ha of this area is declared as Wildlife Sanctuary based on SK MENTAN No.444/Kpts/Um/5/1981 on 25 May 1981 .

References de Korte, J. 1991. Status and Conservation of Indonesia's Seabird Colonies. In Croxall, J.P. 1991. Seabird, Status and Conservation: A Supplement. International Council for Bird Preservation, Technical Publication No.11, Cambridge.MacKinnon, J & Artha, M.B. 1981. A National Conservation Plan For Indonesia vol VII: Maluku & Irian Jaya. UNDP/FAO National Parks Development Project, Bogor.White, C.M.N & Bruce, M.D. 1986. The Bird of Wallacea (Sulawesi, The Molucas and Sunda Island) an Annotated Check-list. British Ornithologist Union, London.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pulau Manuk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014

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