Kei Besar Nature Reserve

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Kei Besar Nature Reserve

Kei Besar, Kei Besar Nature Reserve, Cagar Alam

General
Kai Besar is the main island of the Kai Archipelago in southeast Maluku. Kai Besar Nature Reserve is not established yet but, initiated by the Birdlife International Indonesia Programme, is proposed to become one in the near future. The site will probably comprise an area of 17,000 ha. in the northern part of Kai Besar and consists of relatively undisturbed, forested limestone hills.
Access
There are daily flights from Ambon to Kai Kecil. The passenger boats Bukit Siguntang or Rinjani serve the islands, more or less weekly. Kai Besar can be reached by ferry from Ohoiren, near Langgur on Kai Kecil.
Accommodation
* Pulau Dullah: Tual
o Hotel Mira
o Savana Cottages
* Kai Kecil: Langgur
o Rama Indah
o Rosemgem II
* Kai Besar: Elat – Banda Eli
o Hotel Adios

List of Birds (32 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Alcedo atthis
Anas gibberifrons
Butorides striatus
Calidris ruficollis
Centropus spilopterus Lower Risk
Charadrius mongolus
Dendrocygna guttata
Ducula bicolor
Egretta alba
Egretta garzetta
Egretta sacra
Fregata ariel
Halcyon chloris
Halcyon sancta
Haliaeetus leucogaster App II
Haliastur indus App II
Himantopus himantopus
Ixobrychus sinensis
Megapodius reinwardt
Monarcha leucurus Lower Risk
Numenius minutus
Numenius phaeopus
Pandion haliaetus App II

Pelecanus conspicillatus
Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Plegadis falcinellus
Sterna bergii
Sula dactylatra
Sula sula
Zosterops grayi Lower Risk
Zosterops uropygialis Lower Risk

List of Mammals (11 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Dobsonia viridis
Dugong dugon Vulnerable App I
Echymipera rufescens
Hipposideros ater
Myotis adversus
Myotis stalkeri Endengered
Phalanger orientalis App II
Rattus rattus
Rhinolophus megaphyllus
Suncus murinus
Thylogale brunii Vulnerable

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