Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
This area is the biggest freshwater wetland in Nusa Tenggara (Monk 1997)

Key biodiversity
This area is the richest wetland in Nusa Tenggara, around 79% of 53 waterbird species in Sumbawa, live in this area, or around 46% from all waterbirds in Nusa Tenggara (Trainor

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Wetlands conversion for rice field and fisheries (Trainor

Protected areas
Danau Taliwang is declared as a Recreation Park based on SK. Mentan No. 756/Kpts/Um/10/1982 on 12 October 1982 (1406 ha).

Habitat and land use
Taliwang Lake (Danau Taliwang) is very important for the island and it is the only natural lowland lake in the area (Jepson & Monk 1995).Danau Taliwang is a recreation area and also water reservoir (Silvus 1986).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taliwang. Downloaded from on 27/11/2022.