Cikepuh Game Reserve

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

Cikepuh Game Reserve

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Cikepuh Game Reserve
General
This 8.000 ha reserve lies on the south coast of Java and has been established to preserve several species of sea turtle, that lay their eggs on the beaches. The surrounding area is overgrown with lush tropical rainforest, beach forest and mangrove forests.
Access
You can reach the reserve from Pelabuhan Ratu. A bus will take you from Bogor to Cibadak (1 hour). From Cibadak it takes another 1.5 hours to Pelabuhan Ratu. From there you have to arrange some kind of transportation to Cibuaya (5 hours). Permits are available at the PHPA head-quarters in Bogor.
Accommodation
* Pelabuhan Ratu
o Many possibilities
* Cibuaya
o Homestay

Addresses
PHPA, Jl. Juanda 9, Bogor.

   

Flora
Based on the results of feasibility report of the Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1975, vegetation in this area can be divided into forms such formations Litoral Formation, Formation Pescaprea, Baringtonia Formation Formation Coast Forest / Lowland, Alluvial Formation, Meadow Formation (natural and artificial ), Plantation Forest Formation.

The situation type of vegetation in the region including tropical rain forest type lowland consisting of different vegetation formations. From the formation can be found litoral various types of seaweed like Sargassum, Gelidium, Halimeda and others. Formation of Pescaprae tumbuhannya Ipomoea species pescaprate, Ishaemum muticum, Spinifex littoralis, Canavalia sp and others. Baringtonia Formation consists of type tumbuhannya Nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum), katapang (Terminalia catappa), Pandan (Pandanus tectorius), Pandan bidur, Cycas rumphii, Sophora tomentosa, and others.

From the formation of a coastal forest / lowland tree species consist of Kiara (Ficus sp), Laban (Vitex fubescens), Lagerstroemia (Langerstroemi sp), bulging (Sterculia foetida), Diosphyros sp and others. From the formation of alluvial areas covered only kind of ship, namely Liguanan sp. And many found Awi Gereng (Bambusa spinosa). From the formation of pasture divided into two types, namely natural grasslands banayk covered by grass species Polonia Ciliate, Aplenda mutica. Rottboella sp. Digitarua sp. Cyperus, and artificial grasslands covered many types of Lantana camara, Eupathorium odoratum, Bartramia Triumfeta which grows wild as this meadow is no longer neglected. From the formation of plantations in tumbuhi by many coconut trees (Cocos nucifera) and oil palm trees (Elaesis gynaensis) the extent of ± 180 Ha. Because this area is a former plantation areas.

Fauna
Of the various types of protected wild animals in Cikepuh, there is a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) which is one wildlife species that are rare, so the need for efforts to maintain the viability of these animals. Therefore, in this Wildlife has implemented development efforts turtle populations, namely in the area Citireum Coast.

The types of other wildlife is also important for its sustainability is maintained Banteng (Bos javanicus), deer (Cervus timorensis), Kancil (Tragulus javanicus), boar (Sus vitatus), gibbons (Hylobates moloch), monkey (Macaca fascicularis), Javan (Trachypitechus auratus), bird Kangkareng (Anthracoceros convenxus), Hornbill birds (Buceros rhinoceros), bird Shrimp (Alcendinidae sp), reef heron bird (Egreta sacra), White Stork Bird Milk (Nycteria cinerea), a bird Peacock ( Pavo muticus), bird Eagle (Spilornis cheela bido), lizard (Varanus salvator) and the snake Beusi (Kenocropis cellator).

Other Potential
Apart from various types of flora and fauna in diverse Cikepuh Wildlife sanctuary can also find the kinds of rocks that looks very interesting, both the shape as the floor or a hill. Other Potential in Cikepuh Wildlife is a natural tourism object is interesting because this region is located along Ocean Indonesia that has many attractive beaches. On the beach can be witnessed various types of seaweed. In the evening on the beach and the beach Cibulakan Citireum can see turtles, turtles went ashore to lay their eggs and can be approached without disturbing him.

   

Flora

* Avicennia spp.
* Bambusa spp.
* Barringtonia asiatica
* Bruguiera spp.
* Callophyllum inophyllum
* Nypa fruticans
* Pandanus spp.
* Rhizophora spp.
* Sonneratia alba
* Sterculia foetida
* Terminalia catappa

Mammals
* Large flying fox – Pteropus vampyrus
* Long-tailed macaque – Macaca fascicularis
* Javan gibbon – Hylobates moloch
* Leopard – Panthera pardus
* Small Indian civet – Viverricula indica
* Banteng – Bos javanicus
* Barking deer – Muntiacus muntjak
* Javan short-tailed porcupine – Hystrix javanica
* Black giant squirrel – Ratufa bicolor

Birds
* Lesser Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna javanica
* Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
* Collared Kingfisher – Todirhamphus chloris
* Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
* Little Cormorant – Phalacrocorax niger
* Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax
* Javan Pond-Heron – Ardeola speciosa

Reptiles
* Loggerhead – Caretta caretta
* Green Turtle – Chelonia mydas
* Hawksbill Turtle – Eretmochelys imbricata
* Olive Ridley – Lepidochelys olivacea
* Leatherback Turtle – Dermochelys coriacea
* Common Sun Skink – Mabuya multifasciata
* Water Monitor – Varanus salvator

  

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