Latitude :
7 36 12 S Logitude : 131 38 47
Altitude :
0 to 240 metres
Area :
207078 ha Wetlands: 20630 ha
Status : NULL
Legislation : NULL
Tenure : Government of Indonesia, PHPA
Province :  
  Site Description  
  The Tanimbar Islands form the second largest archipelago in south-east Molucca. The largest island is Yamdena, which is surrounded by dozens of smaller ones. At the western coastline of Yamdena there are beach heads fringed by tidal mudflats. Inland there are seasonal swamps. Going further inland, the land remains relatively flat for about 20km and then rises gently for another 20km to form a row of hills. The area contains a delta at the west coast. The forest in the central part of Yamdena is virtually untouched and has great conservation value as one of the few remaining areas of lowland decidous forest in Indonesia. In the delta of Wai Ranarmoje there are extensive mangrove swamps, reaching up to 10km inland. Nypa and Oncosperma characterize the transition zone to freshwater conditions. Principal vegetation: Mangal communities: Aegiceras corniculatum, Bruguiera, Ceriops, Avicennia, Rhizophora, Nypa fruticans. Freshwater swamps: Oncosperma sp. The surrounding islands, particularly Angwarmase Island, is fringed with sandy beaches and coral reefs. PHPA/Birdlife International (1993) calculated that the proposed Ranarmoye Wildlife Reserve contains 1,865 ha of swamp forest, 6,529 ha mangrove forest, and 12,236 ha coral reefs.  
  Site Location  
  Tanimbar islands is located at the southeast of Maluku. To get to Yamdena Island: Ambon-Tual-Saumlaki (Yamdena island) by plane about 2.5 hours or by ship about 3 days. To get there by boat, catch one of the passenger boats, Bukit Siguntang or Rinjani, from Ambon to Kei (more or less weekly), the Tatamailau from Kei (once a month, 15 hrs), or ferry from Kei (once a week, 30 hours).  
  Special Memmo  
  List of Birds (51 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Anas gibberifrons
Aplonis crassa Lower Risk
Ardea sumatrana Lower Risk
Butorides striatus
Cacatua goffini Lower Risk App I
Cettia carolinae Lower Risk
Charadrius leschenaultii
Chrysococcyx crassirostris
Dendrocygna guttata
Ducula bicolor
Ducula concinna
Ducula rosacea
Egretta garzetta
Egretta sacra
Eos reticulata Lower Risk App II
Erythrura tricolor
Esacus magnirostris
Fregata ariel
Fregata minor
Gerygone dorsalis
Haliaeetus leucogaster App II
Haliastur indus App II
Himantopus himantopus
Lichmera squamata
Macropygia magna
Microeca hemixantha Lower Risk
Monarcha cinerascens
Monarcha mundus Lower Risk
Myiagra ruficollis
Ninox squamipila App I
Numenius madagascariensis Lower Risk
Nycticorax caledonicus
Oriolus bouroensis
Pachycephala pectoralis
Pandion haliaetus App II
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Philemon moluccensis
Pitta elegans
Ptilinopus regina
Ptilinopus wallacii
Rhipidura fuscorufa Lower Risk
Rhipidura opistherythra Lower Risk
Sula leucogaster
Tadorna radjah
Threskiornis molucca
Tyto sororcula Deficient Data App II
Vanellus miles
Zoothera machiki Lower Risk
Zoothera schistacea Lower Risk
  List of Mammals (8 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Bubalus bubalis
Dugong dugon Vulnerable App I
Mus musculus
Myotis adversus
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus Vulnerable
Phalanger orientalis App II
Suncus murinus
Sus scrofa
  List of Fish (1 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Glossogobius giuris
  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 (6 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Chelonia mydas Endengered App I
Crocodylus porosus Vulnerable App II
Eretmochelys imbricata Critically Endengered App I
Hydrophis mertoni
Lygosoma sp.
Varanus sp.
  List of Vegetations (30 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Acanthus ilicifolius
Acrostichum aureum
Aegiceras corniculatum
Avicennia sp.
Barringtonia asiatica
Bruguiera gymnorhiza
Bruguiera parviflora
Bruguiera sexangula
Bruguiera sp.
Calophyllum inophyllum
Camptostemon schultzii
Cerbera manghas
Ceriops sp.
Ceriops tagal
Cocos nucifera
Dolichandrone spathacea
Excoecaria agallocha
Heritiera littoralis
Hibiscus tiliaceus
Lumnitzera littorea
Nypa fruticans
Oncosperma sp.
Osbornia octodonta
Pandanus tectorius
Rhizophora apiculata
Rhizophora sp.
Rhizophora stylosa
Sonneratia alba
Xylocarpus granatum
Xylocarpus moluccensis