South East Sulawesi Tirta Rimba, Tirta Rimba Nature Recreation Park

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

South East Sulawesi

Tirta Rimba Nature Recreation Park


A. Legal base, location, and space
The Trita Rimba of 500 ha has been established as a nature recreational park on October 5, 1994 by decree of Minister of Forestry no. 440/Kpts-II/1994, following the recommendation of Governor no. Pta. 4/I/14 dated December 8, 1976, and letter of Directorate-General of Forestry no. 2256/DJ/I/1978 dated July 15, 1978.
Establishment of the Tirta Rimba as a nature recreational park is on the basis of its function as habitat of endangered wild animals, and other recreational potency e.g. waterfall, swimming pool, and beautiful coast.
The Tirta Rimba is geographically positioned between 4°29′ – 4°30′ southern latitude and 122°38′ – 122°40′ eastern longitude, administratively in the villages of Kadolomoko, Waruruma, and Kadolokatapi, Wolio Sub-district, Buton District. Management of the Tirta Rimba is under authority of RPH Wolio, BKPH West Buton Buton, KPH Buton.
B. Potency
The Tirta Rimba Nature Recreational Park is situated at 0 – 400 m above sea level. It is topographically flat, sloping, hilly and mountainous, with slope between 0 – 25%. Its soil is mediterranean and clay loam, with climate type C. The rainfall varies between 1.050 mm -1.900 mm, with dry season from June until November. The temperature is a 15°C – 35°C.
The main tourism potency are beautiful waterfall (± 10 m in alleviation), nature swimming pool Wandawu-Dawu. Some wild animals founded within the area are Sulawesi black monkey (Macaca brunescens) and various species of bird.
C. Accessibility
Because of its location near to Bau-Bau (only about 4 km) with smooth road, the Tirta Rimba is easily accessible. It can be reached in 15 minutes by car.
D. Problems
The main problems faced are grabbing timber and rattan, firewood, as well as claim from indigenous people.


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