Leuwang Sancang Nature Reserve

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

Leuweung Sancang Nature Reserve

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General
The Leuweung Sancang Nature Reserve is 4,000 ha and lies on the south coast of West Java, 40 km east of Pameunpeuk. The reserve comprises the estuaries of the Cikaengan and Ciporeang rivers which are partly covered by extensive coral reefs, mangroves swamps and sandy beaches. On the adjacent undulating lowlands you’ll find brackish swamp forest, dry-beach forest, freshwater swamp forest and lowland rain forest. The area is not visited much although it has an unique flora as well as Banteng, gibbons and crocodiles.
Access
Take a bus for the 70 km ride from Garut to Pameungpeuk. To enter the reserve you have to get a permit, available at the PHPA office in Bogor.
Accommodation
* Garut
o Hotel Nasional
o Penginapan Gelora
o Pribumi
o Biasa
* Pameungpeuk
o Simple accommodation
Addresses
PHPA, Jl. Juanda 9, Bogor.

Flora

* Aegiceras corniculatum
* Avicennia spp.
* Calophyllum inophylum
* Calotropis gigantea
* Crinum asiaticum
* Gelidium sp.
* Halimeda sp.
* Nypa fructicans
* Pandanus tectorius
* Rhizophora spp.
* Sargassum sp.
* Sonneratia acida
* Terminalia catappa

 

Mammals
* Long-tailed macaque – Macaca fascicularis
* Leopard – Panthera pardus
* Banteng – Bos javanicus
* Barking deer – Muntiacus muntjak
* Wild boar – Sus scrofa

Birds
* Green Peafowl – Pavo muticus
* Rhinoceros Hornbill – Buceros rhinoceros
* Lesser Adjutant – Leptoptilos javanicus

Reptiles
* Loggerhead – Caretta caretta
* Green Turtle – Chelonia mydas
* Hawksbill Turtle – Eretmochelys imbricata
* Water Monitor – Varanus salvator

Fishes
* Surgeonfish – Acanthuridae
* Triggerfish – Balistidae
* Jack – Carangidae
* Butterflyfish – Chaetodontidae
* Snapper – Lutjanus spp.
* Damselfish – Pomacentridae

 

Leuweung Sancang includes the conservation areas, which is located in Cibalong district. To reach the site, we need a -5- hour or a -118-kilometer trip from Garut. The long trip must be taken, as the road condition is stony. But it is an outrageous journey as we can see the Leuweung Sancang Natural Conservation Area, the area of tropical rain forest with multi function. The natural conservation area, which is protected by law, covers 2,157 hectares of land. The charm of the site is that we can walk inside the forest while looking at a number of endangered species. _Unique animals that live in Leuwung Sancang Natural Conservation Area is buffalo (Bos Javanicus), Merak bird (Papo Muticus), Mencek (Muntiacus Muntjak), while plants that exist in there are Palahlar (Diptek Ocarpuspee dir), Kabao (Dipterocarpus Gracilis), Werejit (Excoecaria agallocha lin). However, this area could only be used for tourism activities that are related with education and research.

  

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