Tanjung Penghujan

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Kalimantan Central Nature Reserve, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Kalimantan

Tanjung Penghujan

Location:2°55’S, 111°35’E; southwest of Kumai, Kabupaten Kotawaringin Barat, Central Kalimantan.
Area:40,000 ha
Altitude:0-10m.
Description of site:
A swampy coastal area bordered by a fringe of mangrove forest (at least 17,500 ha) and backed by freshwater swamp forest.
Climatic conditions:
Humid tropical climate.
Principal vegetation:
Mangroves and freshwater swamp forest.
Land tenure:
State owned (Indonesian Government).
Conservation measures taken:
None.
Conservation measures proposed:
The area has been proposed as a Nature Reserve (Cagar Alam) and Recreation Park (Taman Wisata).
Land use:
No information.
Disturbances and threats:
Cutting of mangrove wood.
Economic and social values:
The area has considerable potential for outdoor recreation.
Fauna:
The area is known to support a great diversity of wildlife including Proboscis Monkeys Nasalis larvartus and many waterbirds, but no details are available.
Special floral values:

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