Komodo - Rinca

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2002)
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Area: 61,698 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description (baseline)
This area consist of three big islands; Rinca Island (198 km2), Komodo Island (330 km2) and Padar Island. Komodo National Park is declared as World Heritage by UNESCO on December 1991 (BKSDA VII 1997). Around 500 people live on Komodo Island, 600-800 people on Rinca Island, meanwhile Padar Island is unoccupied (Anon 1995b).

Key biodiversity
Population estimate for Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea in this area are 500 birds in Komodo Island and 100 birds in Rinca Island. This area is supporting the biggest population of sub-species parvula in Indonesia, and the second biggest after citrinocristata in Sumba Island.The survey by BirdLife Internatonal-Indonesia Programme found Flores Crow Corvus florensis in Rinca Island and Flores Green Pigeon Treron floris founded in Komodo Island (Agista & Rubyanto 2001).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Komodo - Rinca. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.