East Kalimantan Pulau Birah Birahan Nature Reserve

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

Pulau Birah Birahan Nature Reserve

Latitude : 0 44 0 N Logitude : 118 16 0 E
Altitude : 0 to 20 metres
Area : 22 ha Wetlands: 22 ha
Tenure : Government of Indonesia and Private
Site Description
A tiny offshore coral island with beach vegetation. It is known to be of importance to birds and has nesting beaches and feeding areas for turtles. A reef flat extends to 200 m off the island at the south-east side of the island. During the 1997 survey (WIBOWO, 1997), the coral reef condition is in good condition with live coral cover estimates at 70-90%. No indication of coral bombing occur. fauna: Sea Turtles. Plant communities in adjacent areas: Beach vegetation and mangrove
Site Location
Birah-birahan island is located about 15 km off the Manubar gulf, at the south coast of Sangkulirang peninsula, East Kalimantan. To get to the island, one can travel from Samarinda to Sangkulirang by boat or by car (8 hours distance). From Sangkulirang, one can use boat to get to the island (1 hour distance).

List of Birds (6 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Charadrius veredus
Egretta alba
Egretta intermedia
Numenius phaeopus
Phalacrocorax carbo
Plegadis falcinellus

List of Fish (1 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Cephalopholis miniatus

List of Mollusks (3 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Nautilus pompilius
Tridacna maxima Lower Risk App II
Tridacna squamosa Lower Risk App IIList of Reptiles (2 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Chelonia mydas Endengered App I
Eretmochelys imbricata Critically Endengered App I

List of Vegetations (15 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Avicennia sp.
Barringtonia asiatica
Bruguiera sp.
Crinum asiaticum
Enhalus sp.
Erythrina variegata
Hibiscus tiliaceus
Ipomoea pescaprae
Pandanus sp.
Pemphis acidula
Rhizophora sp.
Sonneratia sp.
Terminalia catappa
Thalassia sp.
Wedelia biflora


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