East Papua Sungai Rouffaer Nature Reserve

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East Papua

Sungai Rouffaer Nature Reserve

Latitude : 3 0 0 S Logitude : 138 17 8 E
Altitude : 0 to 200 metres
Area : 310000 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Tenure : Government of Indonesia and local people
Site Description
The Rouffaer constiutes the western arm of the large valley also containing the middle to upper Mamberamo River (eastern arm of valley) in north central Irian Jaya. The Rouffaer contains relatively few oxbow lakes as compared to the middle Mamberamo. The entire river valley is a vast wetland with relatively few inhabitats. However the crocodile trade has brought many outboard motors to the region.
Site Location
As of 1993 the road from Jayapura has not reached the Mamberamo River. Several small settlements (Kaiy, Bareri, Tayai) have airstrips which can be reached from Jayapura by missionary aircraft (Cessnas). Kecamatan Dabra on the middle Mamberamo (also with airstrip) has many motorized canoes. The rapids at Kwerba on the lower to Middle Mamberamo (below the confluence with the Rouffaer) are an effective obstacle to shipping, keeping all but the bravest small boat captains from entering the region.

List of Mammals (63 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Anisomys imitator
Antechinus melanurus
Aselliscus tricuspidatus
Dactylopsila trivirgata
Dasyurus albopunctatus Vulnerable
Dendrolagus inustus Deficient Data App II
Distoechurus pennatus
Dorcopsis hageni
Echymipera clara Deficient Data
Echymipera kalubu
Echymipera rufescens
Emballonura beccarii
Emballonura furax Vulnerable
Emballonura nigrescens
Emballonura raffrayana Lower Risk
Hipposideros ater
Hipposideros calcaratus
Hipposideros diadema
Hydromys chrysogaster
Leptomys elegans
Lorentzimys nouhuysi
Macroglossus minimus
Macruromys major Endengered
Melomys leucogaster
Melomys levipes
Melomys lorentzi
Melomys lutillus
Melomys platyops
Melomys rufescens
Miniopterus australis
Miniopterus magnater
Miniopterus medius
Miniopterus tristis Mormopterus beccarii
Murexia longicaudata
Murina florium
Myoictis melas
Myotis adversus
Nyctimene cyclotis Lower Risk
Parahydromys asper
Paraleptomys rufilatus
Paranyctimene raptor Lower Risk
Peroryctes raffrayana
Petaurus breviceps
Phalanger orientalis App II
Phascolosorex doriae Deficient Data
Philetor brachypterus
Pipistrellus tenuis
Pogonomys macrourus
Pteropus conspicillatus App II
Pteropus hypomelanus App II
Pteropus macrotis Inderteminante App II
Pteropus neohibernicus App II
Rattus praetor
Rattus rattus
Rhinolophus euryotis
Rousettus amplexicaudatus
Spilocuscus maculatus App II
Spilocuscus rufoniger Endengered
Strigocuscus gymnotis Deficient Data
Syconycteris australis
Taphozous saccolaimus
Uromys caudimaculatus

List of Reptiles (2 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Crocodylus novaeguineae App II
Crocodylus porosus Vulnerable App II

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