| Location:Gigi 1 -ª22’S, 133-ª55’E; Gita East 1-ª23’S, 133-ª59’E; in the hills at the eastern end of the Yogelkop Peninsula, 60 km SSW of Manokwari, Kepala Burung, Irian Jaya.|
Area:Gigi 2,000 ha; Gita East 2,200 ha.
Description of site:
Two large, permanent, freshwater lakes and associated seasonally flooded grassland and peat bogs, fed by streams from the surrounding mountains. There is a marshy area at the north end of Gigi Lake. The lakes are separated by a ridge of high ground about three km wide.
No information is available on the aquatic vegetation. Most of the surrounding forest has been cleared, but the hillsides remain rich in ferns.
Land tenure:No information.
Conservation measures taken:None.
Conservation measures proposed:
The UNDP has proposed that an agro-forestry project be developed in the area.
Cultivation and cattle grazing around the lakes. There is a village on the shores of one of the lakes.
Disturbances and threats:
Disturbance from human settlements in the area. A wide path has been made through the marshy area north of Anggi Gigi.