North Maluku Seram -Pulau Marsegu Nature Recreation Park

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North Moluccas

Seram -Pulau Marsegu Nature Recreation Park

Longitude (DD) 128.12970000
Latitude (DD) -2.99056986
Designation Nature Recreation Park
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
IUCN Category Not Known
Documented Total Area (ha) 11.000
(Surat Keputusan) Menhutbun No. 114/Kpts-II/99, 5 Maret 1999. Luas areal 11.000 hektar.

Marsegu Island is located in the western part of Seram Island (Nusa Ina / Mother Island) is known to have Manusela National Park. In Administrative Marsegu islands included in the District of West Seram, Maluku Province. The island was given the name by the community as “Island Marsegu” because it has a bat animals so much. The word comes from the Marsegu regions which means Bat.

In the mind must have occurred as creepy characters of “Dracula” blood sucker, man who transformed into a bat. But the island is not horrible and even the beauty can be found there, as a place of recreation and a place to develop science unquestioning.

Bats can be found other than animals are also protected as bird Gosong Megaphodius reinwardtii (Maleo) and the Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) or a regional language called “crab crab”. There are many other birds that make this island as a habitat for eating, playing and sleeping.

Marsegu islands or island bats are a protected forest area defined by the Decree of the Minister of Forestry Number: 10327/Kpts-II/2002, dated December 30, 2002, the extent of 240.20 ha. Sea region is Natural Sea Park area of 10,000 ha established by Decree No. Menhutbun. 114/Kpts-II/1999, dated 05 March 1999. Marine resources potential is quite large, colorful coral reefs that can be seen its beauty. Various shades of sea life reef fish of diverse shapes and sizes.

For the love of seafood (seafood) can enjoy this as much on the island. Going fishing alone or can also buy from the communities around the island who have the source from the sea. Lautnyapun very diverse wildlife, you can choose various types of fish that you like and manage it with your own desires, can be baked, fried or otherwise.

Marsegu Island can be found in various forest communities include: Secondary forests that are the result of community action as the land for gardening. Secondary forest community is a forest growing on the rocks, gradually weathering process has occurred. This area was formerly a Primary forest trees with a diameter of more than 100 cm, but has been cut down and used the land to plant roots as a food ingredient.

Half of this island is a mangrove forest areas with mangrove species are also found in other areas, such as Rhizophora mucronata, Rhizophora apiculata, Brugueira gymnorrhiza, Brugueira sexangula, Ceriops tagal, Xylocarpus mollucensis, Xylocarpus granatum, Heritiera littoralis, Lumnitzera littorea, Aegiceras corniculatum, Excoecaria agallocha, Pemphis acidula and Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea.

Outer zone of the mangrove Rhizophora mucronata is then mixed with Rhizophora apiculata and dibagian middle is Brugueira gymnorrhiza, Brugueira sexangula, Ceriops tagal, and mollucensis Xylocarpus Xylocarpus granatum. Well here you can enjoy the atmosphere of calm that you do not get your living place.

In the eastern part of the island there is Marsegu coastal forest vegetation that has white sand beaches along the 1600 meters. Vegetation types found in this zone is Cordia subcordata, Pongamia pinnata, Terminalia catappa and Baringtonia asiatica.

In the northern part there is a white sand beach Ipomea pescaprae zone dominated by grasses wind (Spinifex littoreus) and katang-katang (Ipomea pescaprae). This location is an attractive tourist place to enjoy the sea view and breathe the fresh coastal air.

To that want to camp or stay a few days on this island, is 2 (two) wells as a source of fresh water which is usually also used by surrounding communities for drinking, bathing and washing. So you do not have to hesitate to visit tourist sites are very exotic, never start planning your trip to the island Marsegu. Guaranteed you will feel satisfied and have an unforgettable experience.

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