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Location Indonesia, Maluku
Central coordinates 126o 1.62' East  7o 48.24' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 67,131 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,400m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description The village concentrate on the coastal area, and most of the people work as dry land farmer and fisherman. Main comodities are coconut, coffee, cashew, cacao, kapok, clove, nutmeg and also honey bee.

Key Biodiversity There are three endemic species of Wetar Island, two of which are Crimson-hooded Myzomela Myzomela kuehni and Black-chested Honeyeater Lichmera notabilis, surely live in this area. Wetar Figbird Sphecotheres hypoleucos is predicted lives in this area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Cuckoo-dove Turacoena modesta resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Wetar Ground-dove Alopecoenas hoedtii resident  2004  present  good  A1  Endangered 
Timor Imperial-pigeon Ducula cineracea resident  2004  present  good  A1  Near Threatened 


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

Protection status 45000 ha of this area has been proposed as a Nature Reserve(MacKinnon & Artha 1981, 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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Gunung Arnau. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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