Aru Baun Island Wildlife Reserve

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Aru Baun Island Wildlife Reserve

General
The Pulau Baun Wildlife Reserve is a 13,000 ha. reserve on one of the islands of the Aru archipelago. The island is relatively flat and covered with lowland, freshwater swamp and some mangrove forest. Four small rivers and a small lake form the island’s only freshwater resources.
Access
Kepulauan Aru forms one of the most remote regions in Indonesia. There is no public transport between the islands. To travel through the archipelago you are dependent on local fisherman.
The archipelago itself can be reached by plane or boat from Ambon. The plane serves the Aru archipelago once a week, the boat twice a month aboard the Bukit Siguntang via Kei (24hr). There’s also a weekly ferry from Kei Kecil (14hrs), and once a month direct from Kei on the Tatamailau (7hr) — latter two are both sizeable passenger ships.
Addresses
WWF, Jl. Kramat Pela 3, Jakarta.
Accommodation
* Dobo
o Pastoran
o Penginapan Fany

List of Birds (17 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Anhinga rufa Lower Risk
Ardea sumatrana Lower Risk
Casuarius casuarius Vulnerable
Dendrocygna guttata
Egretta alba
Egretta garzetta
Esacus magnirostris
Fregata ariel
Halcyon chloris
Halcyon sancta
Haliastur indus App II
Numenius madagascariensis Lower Risk
Nycticorax caledonicus
Pandion haliaetus App II
Paradisaea apoda App II
Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Tringa nebularia List of Mammals (4 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Cervus unicolor
Macroglossus minimus
Sus scrofa
Thylogale brunii Vulnerable

List of Reptiles (3 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Hydrosaurus amboinensis
Varanus indicus App II
Varanus salvator App II

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