Muara Gembong-Tanjung Sedari

Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
Sunarto & Melisch (1994) reported that the natural mangrove forest has already depleted. Most of the area are not influenced by tidal, and converted into ponds and agriculture area.

Key biodiversity
This area is suitable for waterbirds and waders, and in need for further survey.

Non-bird biodiversity: Panthera pardus (probably extinct) and Trachypithecus auratus (Silvius 1987).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Beach erotion, waste pollution and land conversion for pond (Silvius 1987).

Protected areas
Tanjung Sedari (8200 ha) and Muara Gembong (10481.15 ha) proposed as Nature Reserve (Silvius 1987).

Habitat and land use
Habitats in the tidal area are ponds, small bushes, small group of mangrove forest and freshwater swamp (Silvius 1987).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Muara Gembong-Tanjung Sedari. Downloaded from on 31/03/2020.