The Cemara Coast (Jambi, Indonesia) has been declared by the Indonesian Government as a conservation area under the status of Essential Ecosystem Area (KEE), under the jurisdiction of local government of Jambi Province. The Cemara Coast is critically important for most of the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF) species, including the Endangered Far Eastern Curlew, Nordmann Greenshank, Great Knot, and many other threatened species. The area has been fully recognized as one of the most important staging site for non-breeding (northern wintering) shorebirds.
Recognizing the international importance of the area for conservation of migratory waterbirds, the local government is currently developing a plan to propose the area as a EAAF Network Site. A scientific monitoring data and information is therefore urgently required to ensure that the area is developed on migratory birds-centered base, involving not only local but also flyway-wide stakeholders.
During the week on , a team of the EKSAI Foundation visited Cemara Coast (Jambi, Indonesia) in collaboration with the Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Agency and National Partnership on Conservation of Migratory Birds and Their Habitat in Indonesia (KNKBBH). This survey is supported by the Asean Centre for Biodiversity, Japan-Asean Cooperation, and Far Eastern Curlew Task Force.
Article prepared by CEPA Team of National Partnership on Conservation of Migratory Birds and Their Habitat in Indonesia (KNKBBH)”