TL10
Be Malae


Site description (2007 baseline):

Site location and context
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).

Habitat and land use
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is heavily grazed by cattle and horses, but is not otherwise heavily used by local communities.

Protected areas
This IBA has not previously been identified as a site of significant conservation value.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Be Malae. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/be-malae-iba-timor-leste on 24/02/2024.