Halmahera Pulau Bacan Nature Reserve

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Halmahera Pulau Bacan Nature Reserve

Bacan, Halamaheira, Pulau Bacan

Latitude : 0 28 15 N Logitude : 127 30 55 E
Altitude : 0 to 0 metres
Area : 332200 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Tenure : District Government of North Moluccas
Site Description
A large mountain ridge. The western, southern and eastern slopes drop off into the sea. At the south-east it is bordered by the Bibinoi peninsula and in the north it is bordered by an alluvial palin. Here the vegetation consists of cultivation (up to the altitude of 100m) Principal vegetation: Mangal communities with Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Ceriops tagal, Sonneratia alba, Rhizophora spp., Corallia brachiata. Part of the island (23,024 ha) is the Gunung Sibela Nature Reserve. The reserve contains spring water that runs through several streams. The reserve has many values: Fauna: Macaca nigra, Lorius garrulus, Eclectus roratus, Cicinnurus regius, Eos bornea, Cacatua alba and Eos squamata. Flora: Pometia pinnat, Vitex cofassus, Antocephalus macrophyllus, orchids.
Site Location
To get to the island: Ambon-Ternate by air about 2 hours or by KM Kerinci about 18 hours; then Ternate-Bacan by boat about 8 hours.Or Ambon-Bacan/labuha by plane (every Monday and Thursday) 2.5 hours.

List of Birds (7 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Actitis hypoleucos
Calidris ruficollis
Egretta alba
Himantopus himantopus
Numenius phaeopus
Tadorna radjah
Tringa stagnatilis

List of Mammals (10 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Babyrousa babyrussa Vulnerable App I
Cervus timorensis
Hipposideros ater
Macaca nigra Endengered App II
Petaurus breviceps
Phalanger orientalis App II
Pteropus personatus App II
Rattus exulans
Rhinolophus euryotis
Suncus murinus

List of Amphibians (2 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Oreophryne sp.
Rana papua

List of Reptiles (3 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Dibamus novaeguineae
Lygosoma sorex
Testudo sp.


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