ID197
Aketajawe


Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
Aketajawe is a hilly area with the highest peak of Gunung Saolat (1508 m). The peoples in this area concentrate on the coastal area in the west. The people generally work as farmer and fisherman.



Key biodiversity
Aketajawe supports 30 estricted-range bird species, including 5 threatened birds species.

Non-bird biodiversity: There are endemic fauna of Halmahera island Phalanger halmaherae. The other fauna is Tropidonotus punctiventris, Papilio heringi (Monk et.al.1981), Cervus timorensis moluccensis (Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999. obs.pri.)



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Logging, illegal gold mining by local people (mainly in Sofifi area), parrot catching for trade and forest clearence for plantation.



Protected areas
120000 ha of this area is proposed as a Nature Reserve (Smiet et.al.1981). 74000 ha of this area is proposed as part of Aketajawe-Lalobata National Park by PKA/BirdLife International-Indonesia Programme (1998).



Habitat and land use
The habitat type is evergreen rainforest (Monk et.al.1997).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aketajawe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2019.