Gunung Gede - Pangrango

Site description (1999 baseline):

Site location and context
This area consist of Gunung Gede (2958 m) which is an active volcano and Gunung Pangrango (3019 m). These 2 mountains linked by a flat ridge with 2400 m elevation. The last eruption of Gunung Gede was in 1948. This area is one of the wetest area in Java.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Panthera pardus, Hylobates moloch, Presbytis comata and Trachypithecus auratus (Nijman & Sozer 1995, Anon 1996, Hedges & Tyson 1996, Whitten 1996, Nijman 1997).

Habitat and land use
Lower mountain forest, upper mountain rainforest, subalpin forest subalpin grassland and mountain crater (Anon 1996).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Tourists, deforestation, wildlife hunting and forest conversion for plantation (MacKinnon 1982)

Protected areas
15196 ha of this area declared as National Park on 6 March 1980 (Hartarti 1994, Anon 1997).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gunung Gede - Pangrango. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.