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Togean Island National Park

Written By Rio Gonzales on Friday, April 20, 2012 | Friday, April 20, 2012


Togean Islands National Park in the gulf of Tomini, Central Sulawesi is located in the transition zone Wallace and Weber lines and a group of small islands that lay in the middle of the Gulf of Tomini. Togean Islands National Park is located at coordinates 00°07'43'' – 00°65'06 "latitude and 121°51’63’’-122°44’00” east, which consists of approximately 66 large and small islands, where island Unauna, Batudaka, Togean, Talatakoh, Waleakodi and Waleabahi is large islands.

Vegetation on the Togean island, one that is not usually found in National Park than other regions are found here, the wide variety of fruit trees. Fruit trees, among others, similar to jackfruit (Artocarpus integer), durian (Durio zibethinus), Rao (Dracontomelon dao), tea (Artocarpus elasticus) and mango (Mangifera foetida). Secondary tree species which are common is "kole" (Alphitonia excelsa) , "ndolia" (Cananga odorata), Anthocephalus chinensis, Duabanga moluccana, Alstonia spectabilis, Mallotus spp., and Macaranga spp. Alphitonia incana and Trichespemum morotaense that often dominate the stands at the secondary forest is one characteristic of secondary forests in Sulawesi. The same is also found in the vicinity of the Lore Lindu National Park, also in Central Sulawesi. good forest conditions found in the area around the mid-to top of Benteng Mountain. Here encountered many "Durian" (Durio zibethinus) measuring diameter up to more than 80 cm.

Vegetation on the Batudaka island, In terms of habitat, a cursory look Batudaka island has a somewhat different conditions Togean island. Batudaka Island has a beach with cliffs, reefs are longer, especially in inland areas of central and West, where this region began to narrow. The types of common and dominant tree looked different. And vice versa, a common species here are rarely found on the island of Togean, tree species, among others, was "Kayubesi" (Intsia bijuga), especially around Kayome, Garuga floribunda, Sterculia macrocarpa, Dysoxylum aliaceum and several types of interest Sapotaceae.

Point of tourism, one of them with the settlement of Bajo in Kabalutan. Formed by volcanic activity, the island is covered by lush vegetation and thick, and surrounded by coral formations. The coral reef and beaches provide a place for some marine animals to live and breed, such as green turtles.
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