Rawa Danau

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (1999)
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Area: 4,200 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description
Located around 15 km west of Serang or around 130 km west of Jakarta, Rawa Danau (also known as Ranca Danau) is a freshwster lake and surrounded by freshwater swamp forest. Most of the lake surface is covered by water hyacinth, "kasau air", and other water plant. Rawa Danau surrounded by mountains and only have one outlet pass through Cidana River. Freshwater swamp forest in Rawa Danau is last reamining one in West Java (Silvius This area has been degraded heavily (Whitten, Wibowo & Suyatno 1998)

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Sus verrucosus, Presbytis comata, Trachypithecus auratus (van Balen personal communication., MacKinnon, Silvius Alocasia bantamensis and Coix lachrymajobi, the endemic flora of Indonesia (Directorate General of Tourism, undated)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rawa Danau. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.