Central Sulawesi Perairan Pulau Peleng Nature Reserve

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

Central Sulawesi

Perairan Pulau Peleng Nature Reserve


Location:1°10′-2°15’S, 122°45′-123°55’E; around Pulau Peleng and the Banggi Islands, Kabupaten Banggai, Central Sulawesi.
Altitude:Sea level.
Description of site:
The shallow waters around Pulau Peleng and the Banggai Islands, with their variety of coral reef and sea-grass habitats, and sandy beaches on several of the islands.
Climatic conditions:Humid tropical climate.
Principal vegetation:Extensive beds of sea-grasses.
Land tenure:State owned (Indonesian Government).
Conservation measures taken:None.
Conservation measures proposed:
The area has been proposed as a Marine Park.
Land use:Fishing and hunting.
Disturbances and threats:
Excessive hunting of Dugong and sea-turtles, and the harvesting of Tridacnid clams and sea-turtle eggs. Turtle eggs are collected in large numbers by the Bajo people to sell in Mantangan and Bonepuso.
Economic and social values:
No information.
A very important area for the Dugong Dugong dugon, which is still remarkably common despite heavy hunting pressure. Beaches on several of the Banggai Islands are important for nesting sea-turtles (e.g. Bokan lslands). No information is available on the avifauna of the islands.


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