IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2004)
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Area: 15,000 ha
Located around 30 km north of Yogyakarta, Gunung Merapi (Merapi Mountain) (3150m) is one of the most active volcano in Java. In 1006, lava of Gunung Merapi buried the central capital of Mataram Kingdom and in 1930, 1369 people died because of Merapi's poisonuous gases (Whitten et al. 1996).
Non-bird biodiversity: Trachypithecus auratus (Nijman 1997)
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunung Merapi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.