West Papua Sungai Kais Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in West Papua Nature Reserves with 0 Comments

West Papua

Sungai Kais Nature Reserve

Location:2-ª00’S, 132-ª05’E; on the southwest coast of Kepala Burung, northwest of Inanwatan, Kabupaten Sorong, Irian Jaya.
Area:122,000 ha.
Altitude:Sea level to 150m.
Description of site:
A proposed nature reserve which would include the richest and most extensive area of mangrove forest on Kepala Burung (Vogelkop Peninsula). The proposed reserve would stretch inland from the coast, and would include 9,760 ha of mangroves, 75,640 ha of peat swamp forest and 36,600 ha of wet lowland forest on alluvium.
Principal vegetation:
Mangrove forest, peat swamp forest and wet lowland forest.
Land tenure:State owned.
Conservation measures taken:None.
Conservation measures proposed:
It has been proposed that the site be excised from the existing timber concession and designated as a Strict Nature Reserve (Cagar Alam).
Land use:
The site is currently within an agreed timber concession.
Disturbances and threats:
Logging of the forest.
Economic and social values:
Important for fisheries and prawns.
Sungai Kais is located at Kabupaten Sorong, south west side of Kepala Burung.

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