Cibanteng Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Java West Nature Reserve with 0 Comments

Cibanteng Nature Reserve

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Longitude (DD) 106.47175943
Latitude (DD) -7.16765017
Designation Nature Reserve
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
Establishment Year 1925
IUCN Category Ia
Documented Total Area (ha) 447
GIS Total Area (ha) 1.580

Vegetation The principal coastal formation is mangrove forest dominated by Rhizophora sp., Bruguiera sp., Sonneratia alba, Avicennia sp. and Nypa fruticans. Other vegetation classes include beach formation dominated by Barringtonia asiatica, Pandanus sp., Bambusa sp., Sterculia foetida, and Terminalia catappa, as well as freshwater swamp forest and areas of secondary growth (Silvius et al., 1987).

Fauna Notable among the mammalian fauna are banteng Bos javanicus (V), leopard Panthera pardus (T), Javan gibbon Hylobates moloch (E), crab-eating macaque Macacca fascicularis, muntjac Muntiacus muntjak, porcupine Hystrix javanica, flying fox Pteropus vampyrus, black giant squirrel Ratufa bicolor, small Indian civet Viverricula indica and wild boar Sus sp.

The reserves harbour an extensive avifauna, which includes such species as Javanese pond heron Ardeola speciosa, Indian whistling duck Dendrocygna javanica, little cormorant Phalacrocorax niger, black-crowned night heron Nycticorax nycticorax, sea eagle Haliastur indus and kingfishers Halcyon chloris and Alcedo atthis.

Marine herpetofauna includes hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (E), leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea (E) and green turtle Chelonia mydas (E) of which the latter nests in the area. Terrestrial species include monitor Varanus salvator (Silvius et al., 1987).
The turtle nesting beach at Pangambalan is a popular visitor attraction.

 

  

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