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Location Malaysia, Sarawak
Central coordinates 113o 12.00' East  3o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 7,067 ha
Altitude 0 - 90m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Malaysian Nature Society



Summary Located in Bintulu, Sarawak, the marine environment constitutes more than half of this area. The gazetted national park conserves the forested hills and outstanding coastal and marine ecosystems.

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 
Wallace's Hawk-eagle Nisaetus nanus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey Imperial-pigeon Ducula pickeringii resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Short-toed Coucal Centropus rectunguis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 
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)  
Similajau National Park 8,996 is identical to site 7,067  

Habitats

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

Protection status National Park, includes inshore waters.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Similajau National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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