East Kalimantan Muara Kayan Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Kalimantan East Nature Reserve with 0 Comments

Muara Kayan Nature Reserve


Latitude : 2 49 48 N Longitude : 117 39 0 E
Altitude : 0 to 50 metres
Area : 80000 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Tenure : Government of Indonesia
Site Description
The Kayan river reaches the sea through this large delta comprising numerous winding channels separated by lowlying islands of alluvium, covered for the most part by tidal swamp. This area is rich in its variety of typical tidal swamp and estuarine habitats. The area was proposed as nature reserve in 1977, but an active concession for making chipboard has already damaged much of the area. In 1981 MacKinnon considered it already too late to establish it Nypa fruticans stands. Principal vegetation: Extensive areas of Rhizophora apiculata, Rhizophora mucronata, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Avicennia marina and Sonneratia alba. The mangrove date palm Phoenix paludosa is relatively common in Nypa fruticans stands.

List of Mammals (5 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Macaca fascicularis Lower Risk App II
Nasalis larvatus Vulnerable App I
Orcaella brevirostris Deficient Data App II
Pteropus vampyrus App II
Trachypithecus cristatus Lower Risk App II

List of Reptiles (1 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Crocodylus porosus Vulnerable App II

List of Vegetations (6 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Avicennia marina
Bruguiera gymnorhiza
Nypa fruticans
Rhizophora apiculata
Rhizophora mucronata
Sonneratia alba


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