Tonda Wildlife Management Area

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Tonda Wildlife Management Area

  • Country: 
    Papua New Guinea
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    590,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    08°45'S 141°22'E
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Tonda Wildlife Management Area. 16/03/93; Western Province; 590,000 ha; 08°45'S 141°23'E. Wildlife Management Area; Shorebird Network Site. Flat, coastal plains subject to seasonal, freshwater flooding. The site, bordering Indonesia, includes tidal river reaches, mangrove areas, grassland, and savannah woodlands. An important wetland for over 250 species of resident and migratory waterbirds and as a refuge during drought. Most of the world population of Numenius minutus stage on the plains during migration. Sixty-three species of fish are supported. About 1,500 subsistence gardeners and hunters live in the area. Visitors come for fishing, birdwatching, and deer or Lates calcarifer hunting. The site is continguous with the Wasur National Park Ramsar site in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Ramsar site no. 591. Most recent RIS information: 1993.

Administrative region: 
Western Province

  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife management area
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