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Location Malaysia, Sarawak
Central coordinates 109o 36.00' East  1o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 24,180 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Malaysian Nature Society



Summary Situated in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak. The area consist of a national park and a wildlife sanctuary. The national park is classified as IUCN Category II and the wildlife sanctuary is under the IUCN Category IV.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lophura erythrophthalma resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 
Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Wallace's Hawk-eagle Nisaetus nanus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Short-toed Coucal Centropus rectunguis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 
Blue-headed Pitta Pitta baudii resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hook-billed Bulbul Setornis criniger resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Bornean Wren-babbler Ptilocichla leucogrammica resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary 6,090 protected area contained by site 6,090  
Tanjong Datu National Park 731 protected area contained by site 731  

Habitats

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

Protection status Incorporates two protected areas: Tanjung Datu National Park dan Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tanjung Datu-Samunsam Protected Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014

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