Latitude :
5 29 53 S Logitude : 132 55 42
Altitude :
0 to 800 metres
Area :
16000 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Status : Protected forest area
Legislation : NULL
Tenure : Government of Indonesia
Province :  
  Site Description  
  An archipelago of two main islands (Kai Besar and Kai Kecil) and dozens of smaller ones. Kai kecil is densily populated. Only its northern and southern part are still forested. Kai Besar is long, thin and hilly. All coastal areas are under cultivation and also the forest on the lower hillslopes has been cleared. The wetlands consist of mangrove swamps and sandy beaches. These beaches are important as turtle nesting sites. The surrounding coastal waters have a viable Dugong population. The area has a rich avifauna with 5 endemics. Principal vegetation: Rhizophora spp, Bruguiera spp, Sonneratia sp, Xylocarpus sp. Rusila Noor in Monk et al (1997) lists four lakes in Kai Islands (3 lakes in Kai Kecil and 1 lake in Kai Besar). They are Lakes Ablel, Ngilngof, Penit in Kai Kecil Island, and Lake Penit in Kai Besar island  
  Site Location  
  Kepulauan Kai is located on southeast Maluku. There are daily flights from Ambon to Kai Kecil. The passenger boats Bukit Siguntang or Rinjani serve the islands, more or less weekly. Kai besar can be reached by ferry from Ohoiren, near Langgur on Kai Kecil.  
  Special Memmo  
  List of Birds (32 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Alcedo atthis
Anas gibberifrons
Butorides striatus
Calidris ruficollis
Centropus spilopterus Lower Risk
Charadrius mongolus
Dendrocygna guttata
Ducula bicolor
Egretta alba
Egretta garzetta
Egretta sacra
Fregata ariel
Halcyon chloris
Halcyon sancta
Haliaeetus leucogaster App II
Haliastur indus App II
Himantopus himantopus
Ixobrychus sinensis
Megapodius reinwardt
Monarcha leucurus Lower Risk
Numenius minutus
Numenius phaeopus
Pandion haliaetus App II
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Plegadis falcinellus
Sterna bergii
Sula dactylatra
Sula sula
Zosterops grayi Lower Risk
Zosterops uropygialis Lower Risk
  List of Mammals (11 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Dobsonia viridis
Dugong dugon Vulnerable App I
Echymipera rufescens
Hipposideros ater
Myotis adversus
Myotis stalkeri Endengered
Phalanger orientalis App II
Rattus rattus
Rhinolophus megaphyllus
Suncus murinus
Thylogale brunii Vulnerable
  List of Fish (1 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Tetraodon erythrotaenia
  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
Chelonia mydas Endengered App I
Crocodylus porosus Vulnerable App II
Dermochelys coriacea Critically Endengered App I
Draco ochropterus
Lygosoma beccarii
  List of Vegetations (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites