South East Sulawesi Pulau Kawi-Kabia Nature Reserve

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

South East Sulawesi

Pulau Kawi-Kabia Nature Reserve

Location:6°54’S, 122°12’E; in the Flores Sea, 140 km SSW of Pulau Buton, Kabupaten Buton, Southeast Sulawesi.
Area:c.100 ha.
Altitude:Sea level.
Description of site:A small and very remote coral island, used by sea-turtles and sea-birds.
Climatic conditions:Humid tropical climate.
Principal vegetation:No information.
Land tenure:State owned (Indonesian Government).
Conservation measures taken:None.
Conservation measures proposed:The island has been proposed as a Nature Reserve (Cagar Alam).
Land use:Fishing.
Disturbances and threats:Over-fishing, the destruction of coral reefs, and stealing of sea-turtle eggs.
Economic and social values:No information.
Sea-turtles are known to breed on the island, and there may be breeding colonies of
sea-birds, but no details are available.


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