ID216
Kepulauan Tayandu


Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
Kepulauan Tayandu consists of 17 islands, three main islands are Tayandu Island, Walir Island and Taam Island. There are around 6 settlements spread on the coast of those three main islands. The people in this area are come from Kepulauan Kai.



Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Dugong dugong, Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata and Birgus latro (Monk et.al.1997).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Natural habitat alteration for plantation and settlement is potential threats in the future.



Protected areas
105450 ha of this area has been proposed as a Nature Reserve/Marine Park (PKA 1997).



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




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kepulauan Tayandu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2021.