South Kalimantan Pulau Kembang Nature Reserve

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

Pulau Kembang Nature Reserve


Location:3-ª16’S, 114-ª33’E; at Banjarmasin, Kabupaten Barito Kuala, South Kalimantan.
Description of site:
A small mangrove island in the middle of the Barito River in Banjarmasin town. There is a Chinese temple on the island.
Climatic conditions:
Humid tropical climate with an annual rainfall of 1,200-3,260 mm. Average temperatures range from 25-27-ªC.
Principal vegetation:
Mangrove forest with Sonneratia sp and Nypa fruticans: Bambusa spiralis, Hibiscus tiliaceus and Pandanus tectorius in adjacent areas.
Land tenure:State owned (PHPA).
Conservation measures taken:The island was designated as a Recreation Park (Taman Wisata) in 1976.
Land use:
Tourism, recreation, scientific research and conservation of cultural heritage. The town of Banjarmasin lies around the site.
Disturbances and threats:Cutting of mud for bricks.
Economic and social values:
The site has considerable potential for tourism. The Chinese temple is of considerable historical and cultural interest, and the large population of monkeys provides an interesting spectacle for tourists.
The island supports a large population of the Proboscis Monkey Nasalis larvatus along with Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis, Silvered Langur Presbytis cristata and a wide variety of birds.


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