Timor Gunung Timau Forest Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Timor Nature Reserves with 0 Comments

Timor

Gunung Timau Forest Reserve

Longitude (DD) 123.87225117
Latitude (DD) -9.62430761
Designation Forest Reserve
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
IUCN Category VI
Documented Total Area (ha) 15.000
GIS Total Area (ha) 34.358

Mutis-nature reserve located in Timau Kupang regency, East South Central, and NGunung Timau, Gunung Timau Forest Reserve, Hutan Rayaorth Central Timor, East Nusa Tenggara Province, are threatened with extinction. The drought that lasted more than nine months with illegal logging and uncontrolled combustion are a major cause of damage.

Consultants Kyeema Foundation, Johan Kieft, in a nature reserve conservation seminars Mutis-Timau in Kupang, on Tuesday (15 / 9), said the level of forest degradation in the natural reserve of Mount Mutis-Timau concern.

“The level of forest degradation in the area four to five times faster than the forest area in Kalimantan and five to six times faster than Papua. For that need serious treatment, “Kieft said.

Seminar held Neighbor Care Foundation Kupang, East Building Foundation, in cooperation with the Kyeema Foundation and AusAID. They will start the greening activities in the region-Timau Mutis 2009/2010 rainy season.

Plants and animals typical

Lecturer Unika Kupang, Leonardus Lodhu Bani, said, reserves Mutis has uniqueness plants, animals, and ecosystems that need to be protected. Mutis has 1450 species of plants, 230 of them endemic area. In addition, there are 657 unique species, like deer timor, timor parrots, and cockatoos Timor.

Mutis is the lung area on the island of Timor. No more forest in the East who have seunik’s biodiversity.

The level of damage reaches Mutis nature reserve in the area of 1230 hectares of South Central Timor, 1112 acres in North Central Timor, and in Kupang district covering 1456 hectares.

In line with Lodhu, Head of Central Natural Resources Conservation NTT says Kemal Amas, Mutis established as a nature reserve because it has a diversity of plants, animals, and represents the type of ecosystem on land biota formation Timor.

“Therefore, these elements must be preserved and maintained as a contribution to human life. It was the responsibility of the people who resided in West Timor, “said Kemal.

Director of Care Foundation Fellow Isodorus hollow explained, Mutis greening activities involving traditional leaders and community leaders. (KOR)

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