South West Maluku Penyu Island Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Maluku National Parks with 0 Comments

South West Moluccas

Penyu Island Nature Reserve

Latitude : 5 30 0 S Logitude : 127 12 0 E
Altitude : 0 to 0 metres
Area : 0 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Site Description
Four small vegetated coral islands connected by a reef, and to the south a fith low island without vegetation surrounded by another reef. The islands are important nesting and roosting sites of seabirds, including Greater Crested Terns. There are important turtle nesting beaches of Green Turtles Chelonia mydas, Greater Crested Terns nest on Pulau Selatan, Kepulauan Penyu and on the fifth bare island. Turtles are hunted and in June 1981 about 30,000 eggs of Greatest Crested Tern (and possibly also of other tern species) were collected an sold in Ambon (de Korte).
Site Location
Kepulauan Lucipara dan Penyu is located on Banda sea, 200 km south of Ambon.
Special Memmo
Kepulauan Lucipara dan Penyu is located on Banda sea, 200 km south of Ambon.
List of Birds (3 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Fregata ariel
Fregata minor
Sterna bergii

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