Riau Danau Belat Besar Serkap Game Reserve

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Danau Belat Besar Serkap Game Reserve


Intact peatland rainforest reflected in the afternoon sunlight on ‘Lake Besar’, during a journey through some of Riau’s most beautiful forests up the Serkap river. This area is home to a local community whose life depends on fishing. Now the water PH is changing and the fish catch has dropped massively due to nearby draining deforested peatlands. The area is also under threat of deforestation as currently the Asia-Pacific Resource International Holdings (APRIL) company is trying to get concessions.

Longitude (DD) 102.70416383
Latitude (DD) 0.62208507
Designation Game Reserve
Status Proposed
Current Status Not Known
IUCN Category Not Known
Documented Total Area (ha) 10.000
GIS Total Area (ha) 7.843
Altitude : 0 to 30 metres
Tenure : Government of Indonesia
Site Description
Three small vulnerable areas of forested peatswamp with rivers and lakes. The rivers are inhabited by crocodiles and one of the lakes is particularly important to waterbird breeding.
Site Location
These three separate sites are situated in east-central Sumatra between Selat Panjang to the north, and Selat Kampar to the south. Danau Belat is approximately 6 km to the south again, and Sarung Burung lies between Besar Serkap and Selat Kampar. Minor roadway appears to link the Danau Belat site with Selat Panjang.

List of Birds (53 species)
Species Red Data Book Cites
Accipiter trivirgatus App II
Aerodramus fuciphagus
Aethopyga siparaja
Alcedo meninting
Anthracoceros albirostris App II
Anthracoceros malayanus Lower Risk App II
Anthreptes malacensis
Apus pacificus
Arachnothera affinis
Arachnothera longirostra
Buceros rhinoceros App II
Calorhamphus fuliginosus
Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Chloropsis cyanopogon
Chloropsis sonnerati
Ciconia stormi Endengered
Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
Dendrocopos moluccensis
Dicrurus aeneus
Dicrurus paradiseus
Dicrurus remifer
Eurylaimus ochromalus
Gracula religiosa
Halcyon smyrnensis
Hemiprocne comata
Hemiprocne longipennis
Hirundo rustica
Irena puella
Loriculus galgulus App II
Macronous gularis
Malacopteron magnirostre
Megalaima australis Megalaima rafflesii Lower Risk
Motacilla cinerea
Nectarinia calcostetha
Nectarinia jugularis
Ninox scutulata App II
Orthotomus atrogularis
Orthotomus ruficeps
Pelargopsis capensis
Picus puniceus
Psittacula longicauda App II
Psittinus cyanurus Lower Risk App II
Pycnonotus brunneus
Pycnonotus plumosus
Pycnonotus simplex
Reinwardtipicus validus
Rhaphidura leucopygialis
Rhyticeros undulatus
Setornis criniger Lower Risk
Tephrodornis gularis
Terpsiphone paradisi
Trichastoma rostratum Lower Risk

List of Mammals (3 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Hylobates agilis Lower Risk App I
Macaca fascicularis Lower Risk App II
Presbytis femoralis Lower Risk App II

List of Reptiles (2 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Crocodylus porosus Vulnerable App II
Tomistoma schlegelii Deficient Data App I


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