Flores Riung Nature Recreation Park

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Flores Nature Reserves with 0 Comments


Flores Riung Nature Recreation Park


Longitude (DD) 120.94921710
Latitude (DD) -8.37549446
Designation Nature Recreation Park
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
IUCN Category Not Known
Documented Total Area (ha) 2.000

Nature Park Island Riung Seventeen is the group of islands large and small, with the number of 17 islands, namely Pulau Pau, Borong Island, Ontoloe Island (the largest), Pulau Dua, Island Kolong, Lainjawa Island, Pulau Besar, Pulau Halima (Island nani), Patta Island, Rutong Island, Island Tables, Bampa Island (Island Tampa or Tembang Island), Pulau Tiga (Long Island), Island Copper, Taor Island, Island and Island Wire Sui. The whole island is not inhabited by humans.
Nature Tourism Park Seventeen Island is typical of dry forest with a mixture of vegetation types Ketapang (Terminalia catappa), hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliacus), pecan (Aleuritis molucana), pandan (Pandanus tectorius), teak (Tectona grandis), bulging ( Sterculia foetida), Kesambi (Schleichera oleosa), sandalwood (Santalum album), cinnamon (Mangivera indica), tamarind (Tamarindus indica), sengon sea (Albizia sp), Johar (Cassia siamea), nyamplung (Calophyllum inophykum) and ampupu ( Eucalyptus urophylla). Almost the entire coastal area of the island group is overgrown with mangrove forests are still intact with the dominant species Rhizophora sp, Bruquiera gymnoriza, and Sonneratia sp.
Various types of fauna that live in this area include the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), timor deer (Cervus timorensis), hedgehogs (Zaglossus sp), monkey (Macaca sp), ferrets (Paradoxurus haemaproditus), timor monitor lizard (Varanus timorensis), Kuskus ( Phalanger sp), partridges (Gallus sp), crocodile (Crododulus porosus), and various types of birds such as eagles (Elanus sp), bluwok or white heron (Egretta sacra), glawe clothing or black stork (Ciconia episcopus), a bird’s chest perkici yellow (Trichoglosus haemotodus), parrot (Lorius domicella), cuckoo (Streptopelia chinensis), a bird or birds wontong charred (Anas reinwardtii) and bats (Pteropsus veropirus).
Coral Reefs:
In addition, Island Seventeen area is also rich in coral reef ecosystems and the types of sea water biota. There are approximately 27 species of coral
of them is Montipora sp, Acropora sp, sp Lobophylla, Platygyra sp, sp Galaxea, Pavites sp, Stylopora sp, Pavona sp, sp Echynophylla and Echynopora sp. The types of biota that live diperairan include marine mammals such as cow (Dugong dugon), dolphins and whales (Physister catodon) and various ornamental fish that live in the rocks.
Animal Komodo.
In some regions and islands in this Nature Park, among others in the area Torong Padang, the Komodo dragon living in a particular season or time can be seen from the ship, while the ship was laid off.
This point can be reached by following route options:
-≥ Ruteng – Riung by public transportation, travel time approximately 8 hours.
-≥ Ende – Riung by public transportation, travel time approximately 7 hours.
-≥ Bajawa – Boawae – Mbai – Riung by public transportation, travel time approximately 6 hours.
Public transport buses long distance via this route each day quite a lot, from 8 am today until 6 o’clock in the afternoon. In the rainy season, road from Ende and from Shikara often have problems because of soil erosion in the area are generally unstable and prone to landslides.

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