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Location Malaysia, Sarawak
Central coordinates 109o 40.00' East  1o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 50 - 2,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Malaysian Nature Society

Summary Located in Kuching, Sarawak of East Malaysia. Gunung Pueh is the highest point in the north-western tip of Borneo.It is important as its part of the western montane outlier of Borneo's mountain spine.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 
Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gunung Pueh Forest Reserve 12,950 protected area contained by site 12,950  
Gunung Pueh FoR 1st Extension Forest Reserve 9,790 protected area contained by site 9,790  


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

Protection status No protectionWestern portion within Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Gunung Pueh. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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