Hutan Kahayan

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2001)
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Area: 150,000 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description
A swamp forest between Kastingan River and Kahayan River probably is the best remaining swamp area in the province. This area located outside degraded area caused by the million hectares swamp programme, where the infrastructure for drainages are used for logging activity. Because the location is near Palangkaraya and can be reached through Sebangau River, it is probably increase threat intensity of leggal logging between 1998-1999.

Key biodiversity
The vulnerable Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei occured in this site. Probably other species such as Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi and Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilus javanicus also present in this site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hutan Kahayan. Downloaded from on 25/06/2022.