IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in - because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vatthe Forest Conservation Area 3,470 protected area contained by site 3,470
Loru Protected Area Forest Conservation Area 220 protected area contained by site 220

Land ownership
Vatthe community forest is owned by the communities of Sara and Matantas. The kastom landowner for Loru is Chief Caleb Ser.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Vatthe. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.