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Location Indonesia, Maluku
Central coordinates 134o 29.00' East  6o 16.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 56,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 125m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Coastal area is used for agriculture, inland area is alocated for medicinal plant collection and wild boar and deer huntimg. Most of the people work as dry land farmer. Main comodities are coconut, cashew, coffee, cacao, clove and nutmeg.

Key Biodiversity Pulau Kobroor is an interesting area because of its avifauna is a mixed between Moluccas and Papua. Palm Cockatoo Probosciger atterimus and King Bird-of-paradise Cicinurus regius live in this area.

Non-bird biodiversity: Thylogale brunii, Spilocucuc maculatus chrysorrhous, Cervus timorensis moluccensis (Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999 obs.pri.).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pulau Kobroor Wildlife Sanctuary 170,000 protected area contains site 56,000  


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

Land use

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

Protection status 170000 ha of this area is declared as Wildlife Sanctuary based on SK Mentan 296/DJ-VI/BP/1987 (Monk

References 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 Silvius, M.J., Djuharsa, E., Taufik, A. W., Steeman, A.P.J.M, and Berczy, E.T. 1986. The Indonesian Wetland Inventory: A Preliminary Compilation of Information on Wetlands of Indonesia. PHPA-AWB/Interweder & Edwin, Indonesia.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pulau Kobroor. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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