Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2004)
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Area: 248,077 ha

Burung Indonesia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 not assessed medium medium
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Site description (2003 baseline)
Topography is flat up to hilly, and high mountains in the southern part with the highest peak is Gunung Binaya (3207 m) which is the highest in Moluccas.There are 5 villages of indigenous people of Seram, in the enclave of the national park; Manusela, Elemata, Maraina, Selumena and Kanikeh. People work as dry land farmer, hunting, collect forest product such as sago, rattan, resin, eaglewood (gaharu), and catching bird, which they sale to the coas or barter it with equipment they need. Other people live in the coastal area in northern and southern part of the area.

Key biodiversity
This area has 28 restricted-range bird species, and also important for Seram Cockatoo Cacatua moluccensis population.

Non-bird biodiversity: The important faunas (endemic of Seram Island) are:Suncus murinus, Melomys aerosus, Melomys fraterculus, Rattus ceramicus, Rattus feliceus, Platymantis papuensis, Rana grisea ceramemsis, Rana modesta, Litoria vagabunda (Edwards, Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Wilayah VIII Maluku Irian Jaya 1996, Monk, Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999 obs.pri.).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Manusela. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.