South Kalimantan Pulau Kembang Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Kalimantan South Kalimantan Nature Reserve with 0 Comments

Pulau Kembang Nature Reserve

Kembang-pulau

Location:3-ª16’S, 114-ª33’E; at Banjarmasin, Kabupaten Barito Kuala, South Kalimantan.
Area:60ha
Altitude:0-1.6m.
Description of site:
A small mangrove island in the middle of the Barito River in Banjarmasin town. There is a Chinese temple on the island.
Climatic conditions:
Humid tropical climate with an annual rainfall of 1,200-3,260 mm. Average temperatures range from 25-27-ªC.
Principal vegetation:
Mangrove forest with Sonneratia sp and Nypa fruticans: Bambusa spiralis, Hibiscus tiliaceus and Pandanus tectorius in adjacent areas.
Land tenure:State owned (PHPA).
Conservation measures taken:The island was designated as a Recreation Park (Taman Wisata) in 1976.
Land use:
Tourism, recreation, scientific research and conservation of cultural heritage. The town of Banjarmasin lies around the site.
Disturbances and threats:Cutting of mud for bricks.
Economic and social values:
The site has considerable potential for tourism. The Chinese temple is of considerable historical and cultural interest, and the large population of monkeys provides an interesting spectacle for tourists.
Fauna:
The island supports a large population of the Proboscis Monkey Nasalis larvatus along with Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis, Silvered Langur Presbytis cristata and a wide variety of birds.

 

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