Country/territory: Timor-Leste

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2007)
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Area: 10,906 ha

Site description
A large area with a variety of vegetation communities including tall lowland tropical evergreen forest, dry and moist deciduous forests, tidal/mangrove forests, coastal forests, and a suite of coastal strand communities (Cowie 2006). This area is by far the largest example of this assemblage of habitat types in Timor-Leste (and Timor Island). It is located amongst teak plantations, rice fields and swidden agriculture.

Key biodiversity
Twenty-four restricted-range species have been recorded in this IBA, including the Endangered Timor Green-pigeon, and the Critically Endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoo also occurs there (FAO/UNDP 1982, Ora 2000, Trainor et al. 2004).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lore. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.