Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
There are 4 villages located on coast. Most people work as farmer and fisherman. Main plantation products are coconut for copra, cacao and coffee.

Key biodiversity
Wae Wufa, which is inside this area, has around 40-60 birds of Seram Cockatoo Cacatua moluccensis. Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius which is introduced to Seram Island also lives in this area (Isherwood 1997).

Non-bird biodiversity: Crocodilus porosus, Eretmochelys imbricata, Chelonia mydas and Cuora amboinensis (Isherwood

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity

Protected areas
45000 ha of this area is proposed as Nature Reserve by MacKinnon & Artha 1981.

Habitat and land use
emi-evergreen rainforest on the coastal area and lowland, and evergreen raiforest (Monk

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Waebula. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.