Site description (2003 baseline)
Gunung Gamkanora on Halmahera Island is an active volcano, with the highest point of 1640 m. Eastern part of Gunung Gamkanora is more flat and forms Akelamo valley. The valley is very fertile and used as transmigration area.The area is the main producer of spices (clove and nutmeg) and this area also produces coconut, cacao and coffee.
There are 19 restricted-range birds species in this area, including the threatened Chattering Lory Lorius garrulus.
Non-bird biodiversity: EDndemic fauna of Halmahera Island Phalanger sp halmaherae. Other important fauna is Phalanger ornatus (Hitipew & Tuhumury 1999, obs.pri.).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gamkonora. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/gamkonora-iba-indonesia on 02/12/2023.