Republic of Indonesia
Flyway Network Sites
Wasur National Park
Location: Irian Jaya
Coordinates (lat, long): -8.74720, 140.58100
Area: 413.810 ha
Date of joining: 1996 March 25
Status: National Park
Other listings: Ramsar
Important for Shorebirds
Numenius minutus (Little Curlew), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sandplover)
Wasur National Park Site [EAAF008] covers 413,810 hectares. It is part of the largest wetland in Papua province of Indonesia. This site has Rawa Biru (‘blue swamp’ in Indonesian language) that the water usually used by the Marauke people to fulfil their daily needs. It has been utilized since Dutch era until now. Wasur National Park area is divided into two geographical areas: beach plains and surge downy plain (plateau).
Wasur National Park regularly supports more than 20,000 migratory waterbirds, and is a staging or stop-over site with over 5,000 waterbirds that rest and feed here during migration. Wasur NP is designated as a Ramsar site and a Trans-Fly Site for migratory birds.
The site is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia and managed by the Wasur National Park’s Bureau.
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Sembilang National Park
Location: East coast of Sumatra
Coordinates(lat, long): 1.91667, 104.63333
Area: 202896.3 ha
Date of joining: 2012 February 20
Status: National Park
Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area
Important for Shorebirds, and Others
Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Numenius madagascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper), Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Mycteria cinerea (Milky Stork), Leptoptilos javanicus (Lesser Adjutant)
Sembilang National Park Site [EAAF 108] is over 200,000 hectares. This site has the largest and best remaining mangrove habitat in the east coast of Sumatra. It has vast tidal flats, important for migratory waterbirds.
Sembilang National Park has a very complex shorebird community -about 100,000 migratory waterbirds have been observed feeding and resting at this site. The most common migratory shorebirds are Terek Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit and Bar-tailed Godwit.
Sembilang National Park is under the national jurisdiction of the Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia, and is managed by Balai Taman Nasional Sembilang. Eco-tourism is being developed at the site.
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