Be Malae

Country/territory: Timor-Leste

IBA Criteria met: A2 (2007)
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Area: 27,832 ha

Site description
Lake Be Malae and the associated beach, tropical dry forest and oxbow lake provide an interesting landscape for a wide range of wildlife. The lake is of high cultural importance and is the site of an annual traditional event.

Key biodiversity
Eleven restricted-range species have been recorded in this IBA (Trainor et al. 2004).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Be Malae. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.