Gunung Gede - Pangrango

Year of compilation: 1999

Site description
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).

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).

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunung Gede - Pangrango. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.