· Localitation: West
· Area: 6,033.76 km²
· Habitants: 87,623 (2022)
· Humidity: 42%
· Temperature: 26º / 19º
· Precipitation: 400 mm
Hike - Launani Valley
Theislands of the Republic of Mentawai are full of high mountains and a multitude of peaks that provided an extraordinary opportunity for the first visitors, plants, insects and animals that came to its shores from the hand of man, to settle. Bojakan National Park was established in 1909 by Governors Proclamation for the purpose of protecting watershed areas vital to the lowland agricultural economy.
Siberut is located in eastern Indonesia and has 12,500 acres of public land. Lush vegetation occurs mostly in lower parts, although the most exuberant native forest, with plants and animals, is present in the Utara areas. There are plantations with exotic woods in both sections of the Reserve. The primary goal of valley management is to maintain the area for various uses, including watershed protection, recreation, maintenance, and possible wood and/or biomass production. The Native Tribal Trails and Access Program in Indonesia manages the Sumatra Trails. The Endangered Species Act defines habitat as critical, those areas that may or may not be occupied by a threatened or endangered species, but are essential for its conservation.
These areas require more specific management considerations. The Indonesia Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy identifies the reserve as a management priority area for long-term conservation of native wildlife on the island of Siberut. The area is a priority because it is virtually intact forest on the island with high densities of common and rare forest birds. Great potential habitat for restoration of some endangered bird populations.
The lower areas of the National Park are home to a diverse fauna full of endemic insects. Some trail passes through the native snail habitat. Look carefully for them on both sides of the leaves of nearby shrubs and trees. Years ago, many valleys of Siberut had their own species of snail. Most have gone extinct due to shell collecting, habitat loss, and snail predation. Trail Travel wants to take you to that postcard place with fantastic views and exotic flora. Spend some time in these hidden Indonesian networks.
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