Latitude :
0 18 0 S Logitude : 132 31 48
Altitude :
0 to 0 metres
Area :
10000 ha Wetlands: 278 ha
Status : NULL
Legislation : NULL
Tenure : Government of Indonesia
Province :  
  Site Description  
  The site is a 28 km long stretch of beach on the northern Bird's Head region of Irian Jaya. The site is one of three nesting sites of Dermochelys coriacea. The beach is about 20-40 metres width. The coastal area is relatively flat, but in some areas, steep cliffs occur. Some 6 lower rivers occur in this site, one of them is the Medi rivers that ends on this coastal area. Of the 6 rivers, 4 rivers may be exposed during the drought season. The catchment area of the rivers is forest area under the concession of PT Multi Wahana Jaya. Sand dunes occur on the beach, and no mangroves occur. Beach vegetation includes Ipomoea pescapreae, Scaevola serillae, Barringtonia asiatica, Terminalia catapa, Pandanus sp., and Crinum asiaticum. Inland, tree species of Intsia bijuga occurs. The beach is the nesting site for marine turtles, particularly Dermochelys coriacea. In 1984, about 100-200 individuals of Dermochelys coriacea visited this area to nest and lay eggs every night. Other marine turltes include green turtle Chelonia mydas and Eretmochelys imbricata. The site has relatively a high fish resource. Many commercial fish and shrimp companies operate within the area. In 1993, the fish yield was 215.1 tons. The beach is sandy with fine dark sands at the west of the site, and white sand at the east of the site to the estuary of Warmamedi River. The coastal waters of Jamursba Medi support the population of Dugong as well.  
  Site Location  
  North - Kepala Burung (Vogelkop). The Jamursba-Medi coastal area to the south is bordered with PT Multi Wahana Wijaya forest consession (HPH); to the east is bordered with Warmandi village; to the west is bordered with Saubeba village; to the north is bordered with Pacific Ocean. The site is under jurisdiction of kecamatan Sausapor, kabupaten Sorong, Irian Jaya.  
  Special Memmo  
  The northeast side of the "Bird's Head" (Volgelkop/Kepala Burung) is known to have the largest Dugong population in the world! Confirmed to be the most important nesting site for Leatherback turtles in SE Asia.  
  List of Birds (6 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Cacatua galerita App II
Pandion haliaetus App II
Paradisaea minor App II
Probosciger aterrimus Lower Risk App I
Rhyticeros plicatus
Trichoglossus haematodus App II
  List of Mammals (4 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Cervus timorensis
Dugong dugon Vulnerable App I
Sus scrofa
Zaglossus bruijni Endengered App II
  List of Fish (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Crustaceans (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Mollusks (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Amphibians (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Reptiles (5 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Caretta caretta Endengered App I
Chelonia mydas Endengered App I
Dermochelys coriacea Critically Endengered App I
Eretmochelys imbricata Critically Endengered App I
Varanus salvator App II
  List of Vegetations (6 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Barringtonia asiatica
Crinum asiaticum
Intsia bijuga
Ipomoea pescaprae
Pandanus tectorius
Terminalia catappa