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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park

Sulawesi land full of the variety of beauty and natural wealth of potential to develop as a natural tourist attraction like the Province of Gorontalo. On the border of Gorontalo and North Sulawesi, there is a National Park that holds a variety of natural wealth of Sulawesi having a typical beauty. National Park was named the National Park of Bogani  Nani Wartabone(TNBNW).

National Park,Bogani Nani Wartabone in Gorontalo previously named Dumoga Bone, having many Nature Tours such Kosinggolan, Toraut, Lombongo, Tambun, Matayangan and various ecological uniqueness as a transitional geographic area Indomalayan at the west and Papua-east Australia (Wallaceae Area) .

National Park,Bogani Nani Wartabone (TNBNW) Area is for about 287,117 hectares with 177,115 hectares in Bolaang Mongondow and 110,000 hectares in Gorontalo. TNBNW located at an altitude between 1500-2000 meters above sea level and has a high rainfall between 1700 -2200 mm / year. Significant height range  makes TNBNW has four types of ecosystem, such as secondary forests, lowland rain forest, rainforest and mountain moss forest. TNBNW region upstream area  of 2 important rivers in the area, namely the Onggak Dumoga River  and Bone-Bolango.

Unique and rare plants in the National Park Bogani Nani Wartabone  which is matayangan palm  (Pholidocarpus ihur), ebony (Diospyros celebica), ironwood (Intsia spp.), Yellow wood (Arcangelisia flava) and carrion flower (Amorphophallus companulatus). While the common plants are such as Piper aduncum, Trema orientalis, Macaranga sp., Chrysolite, agathis, Cananga, various types of orchids, and ornamental plants.

the National Park Bogani Nani Wartabone has 24 species of mammals, 125 aves species, 11 species of reptile, 2 amphibian species, 38 species of butterflies, 200 species of beetles, and 19 species of fish.
Most of the existing wildlife in national parks are a typical animal / endemic of Sulawesi island, such as black  crested black / macaques (Macaca nigra nigra),Dumoga bone monkeys (M. nigrescens), Tangkasi (spectrum Tarsius spectrum), Sulawesi civet (Macrogalidia musschenbroekii musschenbroekii) big buffalo (Bubalus depressicornis), small buffalo (B. quarlesi), babirusa (Babyrousa babirussa celebensis), and various species of birds.

Bird wildlife into the park's mascot is maleo (Macrocephalon maleo), and bone kelelewar (Bonea bidens) as endemic wildlife park.

Maleo body size is similar to the chicken, but the eggs weight 6 times of chicken eggs. Maleo laying their eggs in the soil / sand 30-40 cm, and usually located adjacent to the hot springs. With this geothermal maleo eggs hatch. The exit of the maleo child  from the sand, running into maleo child to the wild ( one day age),peep the parent which was digging hole; is one interesting animal attractions for tourists.

The route to get the National Park Bogani Nani Wartabone from Gorontalo city are 20 km . This distance can be traveled in less than 1 hour by car 4 wheels . Although not available yet complete supporting facilities, TNBNW area already has several facilities including the guest house, laboratory researcher homestead, a path, the cottage work, guardhouse, camping ground, research stations, shelters. Are you interested?


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