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Location Malaysia, Sarawak
Central coordinates 110o 9.00' East  1o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 4,300 ha
Altitude 20 - 310m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Malaysian Nature Society

Summary Located in Kuching, Sarawak of East Malaysia, Bau limestone is mainly limestone hills extending along a portion of two rivers. This site also is a host to caves such as the Wind and Fairy Caves which is a tourist attraction.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bau Limestone Nature Reserve 215 protected area contained by site 215  


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

Protection status Nature Reserves (5%)Not protected (95%)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bau Limestone. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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