Gunung Sibela (2110 m) has narrow and long ridges from west to north. There are 10 villages around Gunung Sibela which spread on the coastal area. The land around of Gunung Sibela is fertile for plantation or dry land farming. Most people work as dry land farmer and fisherman. Main comodity for plantation are coconut, cacao and coffee.
There are some restricted-range bird species which need to be reconfirmed from this area, i.e. Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii the threatened bird species (Lambert 1994, BirdLife International 2001). Other bird species which probably exist i.e. Giant Coucal Centropus goliath, Blue-and-White Kingfisher Halcyon diops, Ivory-breasted Pitta Pitta maxima, Dusky Friarbird Philemon fuscicapillus, Paradise Crow Lycocorax pyrrhopterus, Purple Dollarbird Eurystomus azureus (Lambert 1994).
Non-bird biodiversity: This area is supports a large group of Macaca nigra. Bacan Island is the only place in Maluku for this species. The other important fauna is Cervus timorensis moluccensis and Hydrosaurus amboinensis (MacKinnon & Artha 1981, Purmiasa 1993, Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999.obs.pri.).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunung Sibela. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/02/2020.