IBA Criteria met: A2 (2004)
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Area: 5,699 ha
Topography is flat, coasta zone is fish and crustacea producer. This area is muddy holdback to protect for shilting up of Namlea pier, to protect rice field and irrigation network, behind the Kayeli Gulf at Way Apu valley from wave, abration sea water infiltration. There is transmigration camp in Wai Apu that plan to be agriculture product centre in Buru Island. There is four villages in mangrove forest and three villages around. The people in this area generally work as farmer and fisherman. Main comodities are cacao, coconut and marine product (mainly crab).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teluk Kayeli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/03/2023.