Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2004)
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Area: 3,361 ha

Protection status:

Burung Indonesia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
Topography of this area is flat. There is Toweka village near this area in the southern part. The people who lived in this area work as farmer, fisherman and labour in PT. Global (banana plantation).

Key biodiversity
This area is nesting site of the vulnerable Moluccan Scrubfowl (BirdLife International 2001). This area produces about 135000 eggs/year. The bird ussually come in the evening from forest aroundthis area and laid egg at night. This area is also as nesting site of Dusky Scrubfowl.

Non-bird biodiversity: The beach is also used for nesting site of Dermochelys coriacea which has already difficult to find.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Galela. Downloaded from on 11/07/2020.