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Location Malaysia, Sarawak
Central coordinates 113o 46.00' East  3o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 3,140 ha
Altitude 0 - 394m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Malaysian Nature Society



Summary Located in Miri, Sarawak, the national park includes the entire karst outcrop with an almost equal area of lowland rainforest. Three main rivers borders the area. It has been gazetted as a national park and is also declared as a National Monument.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi resident  2004  present  A1  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 
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 
Large-billed Blue-flycatcher Cyornis caerulatus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Niah National Park 3,553 is identical to site 3,140  

Habitats

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

Protection status National Park

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Niah National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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