Puncak Ngengas

Year of compilation: 2003

Site description
Known also as "Puncak Ngenges", Gunung Olet Sangenges is the highest mountain in western Sumbawa and still have good forest condition (MacKinnon

Key biodiversity
The decreasing of some of birds in this area caused by high level of bird catching. Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea probably already extinct in this area, and also Chestnut-backed Thrush Zoothera dohertyi is not found anymore in this area since the mid-1990s (Trainor

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Forrest clearence for coffee plantation and timber cutting, wildlife catching and infrastructure development like road buildings and others (MacKinnon, Jepson & Monk 1995, Trainor, Jepson

Protected areas
35000 ha of this area is proposed as Wildlife Sanctuary (Jepson & Monk 1995). Jepson proposed to merged Olet Sangenges and Tatar Liangse areas.

Habitat and land use
Dry tropical deciduous forest, tropical moist deciduous forest, semi-evergreen forest and lower mountain forest (Jepson & Monk 1995, Trainor by lower mountain rain forest and upper mountain rain forest at altitude between 800-1000 m (Jepson & Monk 1995).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puncak Ngengas. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.