Sumba Manupeu Protection Forest

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

Sumba

Manupeu Protection Forest

Longitude (DD) 119.45687358
Latitude (DD) -9.73511690
Designation Protection Forest
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
IUCN Category VI
Documented Total Area (ha) 12.000
GIS Total Area (ha) 18.284

Manupeu Tanah DManupeu, Manupeu Protection Forest, Taman Hutan Rayaaru National Park is located on the island of Sumba in Indonesia. This national park consists plenty of steepy slopes. There are about 118 plant species protected in this national park including Toona sureni (suren), Sterculia foetida (taduk), Schleichera oleosa (kesambi), Alstonia scholaris (pulai, Ditabark), Tamarindus indica (asam, Tamarind), Aleurites moluccana (kemiri, Candlenut), jambu hutan (Syzygium sp.), cemara gunung (Casuarina sp.), and Lantana camara (lantana, Spanish Flag).

There are also 87 species of birds protected in this region, with 7 bird taxa are endemic to the island of Sumba. These are Sumba Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata), Sumba Green-pigeon (Treron teysmannii), Sumba Flycatcher (Ficedula harterti), Sumba Cicadabird (Coracina dohertyi, Apricot-breasted Sunbird (Nectarinia buettikoferi) and Sumba Hornbill (Aceros everetti).

57 species of butterflies are also protected here, 7 of them are endemic to this island. These are Papilio neumoegenii, Ideopsis oberthurii, Delias fasciata, Junonia adulatrix, Athyma karita, Sumalia chilo, and Elimnia amoena.

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