South Kalimantan Pleihari Tanah Laut Wildlife Reserve

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Pleihari Tanah Laut Wildlife Reserve

Pleihari Tanah Laut, Pleihari Tanah Laut Wildlife Reserve, Suaka Margasatwa

Latitude : 4 6 0 S Logitude : 114 43 22 E
Altitude : 0 to 102 metres
Area : 6000 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Legislation : SK Menhut No. 695/Kpts-II/1991, 11-10-1991.
Tenure : Government of Indonesia, PHPA
Site Description
A flat coastal area (90% flat) with 40% grassland and shrub land; 50% swamp. 10% is hilly with Gunung Tunggal as the highest peak. The swamps consist of mangrove (4,000 ha) and freshwater swamp (20,000 ha) including swampy grasslands and swamp forest. The beaches are nesting sites for turtles. Principal vegetation: Mangroves: Sonneratia. Grasslands and swamp forest: Melaleuca sp., Shorea balangeran, Gluta renghas, Dyera sp., Campnosperma macrophylla, Oncosperma tiggilarium.

Flora

* Anacardiaceae
o Campnosperma macrophylla
o Gluta renghas
* Apocynaceae
o Dyera spp.
* Dipterocarpaceae
o Shorea balangeran
* Guttiferae
o Calophyllum spp.
* Lythraceae
o Sonneratia spp.
* Myrtaceae
o Melaleuca spp.
* Palmae
o Oncosperma tiggilarium
* Verbenaceae
o Vitex spp.

Mammals
* Proboscis monkey – Nasalis larvatus
* Clouded leopard – Neofelis nebulosa
* Banded linsang – Prionodon linsang
* Sambar – Cervus unicolor
* Barking deer – Muntiacus muntjak
* Wild boar – Sus scrofa

Birds
* Common Sandpiper – Tringa hypoleucos
* Greater Sand Plover – Charadrius leschenaultii
* Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis

Reptiles
* Green Turtle – Chelonia mydas
* Hawksbill Turtle – Eretmochelys imbricata
* Water Monitor – Varanus salvator
* Estuarine Crocodile – Crocodylus porosus

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