Batukaru Bali Nature

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Batukaru Nature Reserve

Batukaru Nature Reserve, Batukaru, Cagar alam

Batukahu Nature Reserve

Status Area
Defined as a Nature Reserve by the Minister of Agriculture Number: 716/Kpts/Um/11 / 1974 Date 29 November 1974, with an area 1762.80 Ha.

Location Map

Batukahu Nature Reserve

Location and Accessibility
Located in the two villages, the Village Candikuning, Baturiti District, Tabanan District, and Village Munduk Hone, Banjar District, Buleleng regency. Included in the Land Register of Forestry (RTK) 4, Batukahu Forest Group, located in the geographic coordinates 8A, ‘ 10’-8a, ‘ 23 ‘S and 115l ‘ 02’ – 115l ‘ 15 ‘E.

Broad whole group Batukahu 15,153.28 Ha Forest, consisting of 14,262.74 ha of natural forests, and 890.54 ha of forest plantations. According to the function group is dominated by Batukahu Forest Protection Forest area of 11,899.32 ha, and nature reserve area of 1762.80 ha, and the Nature Park area of 1491.16 Ha.

Limits Batukahu Nature Reserve area is as follows:

1. In the north: Taman Wisata Alam (TWA) D. Buyan – D. Tamblingan,
2. To the south: Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Bedugul,
3. In the west: Batukaru Protected Forest,
4. To the east: Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Bedugul and Batukahu Protected Forest.

To reach this location can use public transport (minibus) majoring Denpasar – Singaraja, Denpasar Ubung from the terminal, then falls in Bedugul / Candikuning. With a distance of approximately 55 km, the travel time it takes approximately one hour drive. Can also be pursued from Singaraja, with public transport (minibus) majoring Singaraja – Denpasar. With a distance of approximately 37 km, required travel time approximately 40 minutes.

Ecosystem Type
Ecosystem types Batukahu Nature Reserve, including the tropical rain forest highlands characterized by high rainfall, the area is always wet conditions, with plant species diversity is high enough. Because of its location in the mountainous area causing these forests is very important and strategic for the protection of catchment areas and watersheds (hydro-orologis) for the area underneath districts mainly in the southern part of Bali province. Because of the diversity of plants and animals are high, this area has conservation value of natural resources and ecosystems of biological importance and priority in the province of Bali.

Destination Management
Determination of this area as a nature reserve, a conservation status of the most important and a priority for the protection and preservation of natural resources and ecosystem, aims to:

1. Protect important ecosystems that support life systems, tropical rain forests of the plateau that serves as catchment areas, catchment areas, and protecting local watersheds (hydro-orologis) for areas below it,
2. Biodiversity protection and preservation of natural resources is important and rare, in the form: like the typical flora Pandak Pine (Podocarpus imbricatus), Kepelan (? | ..), and Pine Geseng (junghuniana Casuarina), and the fauna of endemic bird species of Java and Bali, ie walik Purple Head (Ptilinopus porphyreus), Serindit Java (Loriculus pusillus), Tepus Cheeks Silver (Stachyris melanothorax), Takur Tohtor (Megalaima armillaris), cekakak Java (Halcyon cyanoventris), Common Java (Orthotomus sepium), and Eagle Java ( Spizaetus bartelsi).
3. Protection of habitat for species of birds (Aves) are protected by the seven types of eagle, which consists of Javan Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi), Elang Brontok (Spizaetus cirrhatus), Scaly-breasted falcon (Haliaestur indus), White breasted Sea Eagle (Haliaestus leucogaster), Eagle black (Ictinaetus malayensis), Eagle Snakes (Spilornis cheela), and the Eagles Stomach Karat (Hieraetus kienerii). And several endemic bird species and protected as cekakak Java (Halcyon cyanoventris), Takur Tohtor (Megalaima armillaris), and Cheek Tepus Silver (Stachyris melanothorax).
4. Protection of habitat for several protected species such as Deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Forest Cat (Felis bengalensis), pangolin (Manis javanica), Porcupine (hystrix brachiura), and Javan / Budeng (Trachypithecus auratus).

Topography and Climate
Topographic conditions of this area hills and bumpy, which consists of three separate hill locations, which I Batukahu Nature Reserve (Bulit Tread), Batukahu Second Nature Reserve (Mount Pohang / Pohen), and III Batukahu Nature Reserve (Mount Lesong), with altitude / altitude between 1860 m – 2089 m above sea level (asl). Climate in this region, including in climate Type A, according to the classification of Schmidt & Fergusson climate. The average rainfall of 2000 mm – 2800 mm per year, with the number of rainy days on average 155.6 days / year. The number of wet months from 4 to 10 months, dry months on average from 0 to 5 months. Temperatures average between 11.5 l ° C – 24A, ° C.

Potential Flora
Diversity of plant species in the Nature Reserve and Batukahu high enough there are at least 45 species of trees, including such rare species. Some of the dominant species is Bunut (Ficus indica), Sompang (Laplaceae sp.), Seming (Engelhardia spicata), Pine Geseng (Casuarina junghuniana), Udu (Litsea velutina), Belantih (Homalanthus giganteus), Lateng (Laportea sp.), and Kedukduk (Astronia spectabilis). Types of rare flora is Pandak Pine (Podocarpus imbricatus), and Kepelan (Manglitia glouca).

Potential Fauna
In addition to several endemic species of birds Java – Bali, and some types of protected animals, in this region can still be found a variety of wildlife. Some of them are Kijang (Muntiacus muntjak), Forest Pig (Sus vitatus), jungle cat (Felis bengalensis), Rase (Vivericula malacensis), pangolin (Manis javanica), Porcupine (hystrix branchura), Budeng / Javan (Trachypitecus auratus), Kera Abu (Macaca fascicularis), Squirrel Land (Lariscus insignis), Weasel (Paradoxurus hermaproditus), Forest Chicken (Gallus varius), Bird Fan (Rhipidura javanica), Owl (Pypte alba javanica), Drongo (Dicrurus renifer), Kalong (Pteropus edulis), and Eagle (Haliaestur indus).

Objects and Nature Tourism Attraction
Batukahu Nature Reserve has a beautiful natural scenery, cool weather and clean air. With forest vegetation types that are typical of tropical rain forest remaining in Bali, this region is very suitable for the limited nature tourism activities and research. This area adjacent to the TWA Lake Buyan – Lake Tamblingan, and other attractions such as Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Bedugul and Beratan Lake.

Until now the Nature Reserve Batukahu not have infrastructure to support research activities and nature tourism activities is limited. The only tool / praarana is owned Resort KSDA Batukahu Office located in the village of Candikuing, Bedugul, with some officers who are ready to guide visitors to explore the area.

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