Mighty Tropical Rainforests and Unique Endangered Wildlife in Indonesia (2)

This is the second part of the mighty tropical rainforests and unique endangered wildlife in Indonesia. Actually, there are a number of Indonesias awesome national parks open to allow visitors to get real close and personal to these unique animals in their own habitat. These forests will surely help you venture into the wild and experience the life within these dense tropical forests.

Furthermore, if you love nature and animal photography, these forests will be the most beautiful paradise for you. You have the greatest opportunities of meeting the most beautiful and the rarest animals in their natural habitat.

Hence, here is the following part of the mighty tropical rainforests and unique endangered wildlife in Indonesia:

4. Ujung Kulon National Park, Banten

Located on the south-western-most tip of Java Island, and opposite the Krakatau Volcano on Java side, Ujung Kulon National Park is obviously Indonesia’s first national park. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, this park is rarely visited despite its being the most famous national park in the country.

Nevertheless, this may bring good influence because the national park has a very well preserved ecosystem of flora and fauna due to rare human interference. There are, however, a number of islands overlooking the park such as Umang island and the others surrounding it. Most of them have become favorite ecotourism destinations.

Ujung Kulon is best known as the last refuge of the one-horned Javan rhinoceros, being one of the world’s most critically endangered mammals. According to the official website of the WWF, there are only about 60 Javan rhinos left in the whole world. Wonderfully, these extraordinary mammals are nocturnal so that they extremely rarely appear in front of humans. Some of the locals even regard the Javan rhino as almost sacred ancient creature.

Besides being the home to the Javan rhinos, the park is also the home to many other marvelous creatures, such as the Owa Jawa monkeys, dhole/wild dog (Cuon alpinus javanicus), Banteng Bull, Silvery gibbon, Javan lutung, long-tailed macaque, Javan leopard, Java mouse-deer/kancil, Rusa deer, and a lot more. There are also more than 72 species of reptiles and amphibians. Plus, 240 species of birds that make Ujung Kulon their home.

For more information, you can contact the park’s official office below:

Balai Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon (Ujung Kulon National Park Office)

Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan No. 51
Kecamatan Labuan, Pandeglang, Banten 42264
Telephone: +62 253 801731/+62 253 804651
e-mail: info@ujungkulon.com
Website: www.ujungkulon.org

5. Alas Purwo National Park, East Java

Besides being home to some of Indonesia’s rare and endangered species, Alas Purwo National Park becomes much more than a regular nature reserve. The park is situated in Banyuwangi district, East java. The locals believe that the site is the place where the earth first emerged from the ocean.

The name Alas Purwo itself literally means Ancient Forest or The Premordial Forest. In fact, there are a lot of people seeking spiritual enlightenment and mystics coming here during the month of Suro which is also the Javanese New Year.

Meanwhile, for those who just wish to enjoy nature at its best, Alas Purwo has magnificent beaches, amazing wildlife, savannas, mangrove, and lowland monsoon forests. People regard the Park to have the most natural tropical rainforests and it is also one of the oldest national parks in Indonesia. Thousands of migrating birds visit its pristine forests every year and turtles come to lay their eggs on its secluded beaches.

For more information, you can contact the park’s official office below:

Balai Taman Nasional Alas Purwo (Alas Purwo National Park Office)

Jl. Brawijaya No. 20, Banyuwangi, East Java
Telephone: +62 333 428675
e-mail: btnap@tnalaspurwo.org
Website: www.tnalaspurwo.org

Thus, explore all those mighty tropical rainforests and unique endangered wildlife in Indonesia. You will feel like you are Indiana Jones having adventures in the jungle and discover the most valuable Indonesian treasures kept within the mighty forests. Please, share with us if you do have other experiences.

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