Pulau Kobroor

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

Aru Pulau Kobroor Wildlife Reserve

General
The proposed Pulau Kobroor Wildlife Reserve comprises an area of 170,000 ha. encompassing the central large island of the Aru Archipelago. The island is the least populated, least disturbed island of the archipelago and includes mangroves, swamp forest and lowland deciduous and evergreen tropical forest.
The western part of Kobroor is a karst area while the east is generally flat with some undulating hills. Soil predominantly consists of limestone and there is no running water during the dry season. However, various deep wells provide abundant freshwater all year round.
Access
Kepulauan Aru forms one of the most remote regions in Indonesia. There is no public transport between the islands. To travel through the archipelago you are dependent on local fisherman.
The archipelago itself can be reached by plane or boat from Ambon. The plane serves the Aru archipelago once a week, the boat twice a month aboard the Bukit Siguntang via Kei (24hr). There’s also a weekly ferry from Kei Kecil (14hrs), and once a month direct from Kei on the Tatamailau (7hr) — latter two are both sizeable passenger ships.
Addresses
WWF, Jl. Kramat Pela 3, Jakarta.
Accommodation
* Dobo
o Pastoran
o Penginapan Fany

Mammals
* Short-furred dasyure – Murexia longicaudata
* Long-nosed echymipera – Echymipera rufescens
* Dusky pademelon – Thylogale brunii
* Striped possum – Dactylopsila trivirgata
* Ground cuscus – Phalanger gymnotis
* Southern common cuscus – Phalanger intercastellanus
* Spotted cuscus – Spilocuscus maculatus
* Dugong – Dugong dugon
* Northern blossom bat – Macroglossus minimus
* Greater bare-backed fruit bat – Dobsonia magna
* Black-bearded flying fox – Pteropus melanopogon
* Lesser sheath-tailed bat – Mosia nigrescens
* Fawn leaf-nosed bat – Hipposideros cervinus
* Diadem leaf-nosed bat – Hipposideros diadema
* Lesser bent-winged bat – Miniopterus australis
* Mottle-tailed giant rat – Uromys caudimaculatus
* Rusa deer – Cervus timorensis
* Wild boar – Sus scrofa
Birds
* Southern Cassowary – Casuarius casuarius
* Palm Cockatoo – Probosciger aterrimus
* Sulphur-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua galerita
* Nicobar Pigeon – Caloenas nicobarica
* Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
* Greater Bird-of-Paradise – Paradisaea apoda
Reptiles

* Estuarine Crocodile – Crocodylus porosus

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