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Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park

5 July 2011 1,595 views No Comment

It’s a bird, it’s a bird, it’s a bird!


Aketajawe-Lolobata is a National Park that combines two separate core area (Aketajawe and Lolobata block area) which has a wide series of habitats and species of Halmahera and is managed in one management unit located in three districts / municipalities, namely Central Halmahera, East Halmahera, and Tidore City Islands

Aketajawe-Lolobata was originally identified as an important bird area according to BirdLife survey work in 1994-1996, supported by the Loro Parque Foundation, British Birdfair, Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund and others. The park is a vital place for at least 23 endemic bird species of North Maluku.

In 1993 Indonesian Biodiversity Action Plan recommended the establishment of a protected area covers all terrestrial habitats in Lolobata which reached 89,000 acres. Later in 1995 the area of Lolobata Aketajawe proposed to be a national park, but only nine years later, in 2004, it was officially declared as a national park.

The Flora
Potential flora in Aketajawe-Lolobata originated from its seven types of ecosystems, namely beach forest, mangrove forest,lowland swamp forest, lowland rain forest, river bank vegetation, mountain rain forest, and sub-alpine meadows. There are various species of potential flora such as
bintangur (Calophyllum inophyllum), cannary (Canarium mehenbethene gaerta), damar (Agathis sp.), wood Buginese (koordersiodendron pinnatum),merbau (Intsia bijuga) , benuang (Octomeles sumatrana), matoa (Pometia pinnata) and nyatoh (Palaquium obtusifolium).


The Fauna
There are several species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bird, and butterfly. There are 51 species of mammals in North Maluku (11 of them are endemic), 28 species found in Halmahera (7 endemic species and 1 species which is endemic to Halmahera, Cuscus (Phalanger sp) and other species such as wild boar (Sus scrofa) and deer (Cervus timorensis). Aketajawe-Lolobata is even considered important by BirdLife International for the safety of 243 species of birds in north Maluku (26 species endemic), 211 in Halmahera (24 endemic species), some of these endemic species are
white cockatoo (Cacatua alba),kasturi ternate (Lorius garrulus),paok Halmahera (Pitta maxima), and Halmahera beautiful nymph (Semioptera wallacii). While there are seven types of amphibian species in Halmahera, 3 species are endemic species. Other endemic species are grasshopper (2 kinds), dragonflies (3 species), terrestrial mollusks (20 species) and King butterflies (Papilio heringi)


Nature And Culture
Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park has tremendous potential landscape to attract tourists like the natural scenery, waterfalls, live attractions of various birds in their natural habitat, the study site and the traditional culture of the Togutil community.

Togutil culture is a potential tourist attraction, along with their wealth knowledge in the utilization of medicinal plants and the natural way of life.

For adventurers who love the beauty of nature, especially bird lovers this is a paradise of birds that don’t exist in anywhere else. This is the place where we can still see the endemic bird that is globally endangered, Halmahera beautiful nymph (Semioptera wallacei) and white cockatoo (Cacatua alba).


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