Gunung Beratus

Site description (2003 baseline):

Site location and context
Located on the western side of a road from Samarinda to Balikpapan. Forest block between Kutai-Pasir has gone because of logging and forest fire. This area is one of several places for Orang Utan release from Wanariset rehabilitation centre, and study area of a state university. Since Kutai National Park has been degraded heavily, this area is believed to become important area, but still lack of information.

Habitat and land use
Lowland evergreen forest and heath forest in some of area.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Deforestration, might be forest convertion for oil plantation. Probably forest fires will follow (Anon, 1995)

Protected areas
230000 ha of this area is proposed as a Gunung Beratus Nature Reserve (Anon, 1995)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gunung Beratus. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.