Monday, October 11, 2010

Leopard on the Mountain Halimun Banten

The population of the leopard (Panthera pardus) in forest conservation Halimun Salak Mountain National Park area of Lebak, Banten province, now increased to 56 from the previous tail head 53.

Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae familia and the smallest of the four "Big Cats" in the Panthera the other three being the Lion, Tiger, and Jaguar. Once distributed across eastern and southern Asia and Africa, from Siberia to South of Africa, the leopard's range of distribution has decreased radically because of hunting and loss of habitat. It is now chiefly found in sub-Saharan Africa; there are also fragmented populations in Palistan, India, Sri lanka, Indochina(vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, CambodiaMalaysia, Indonesia, and Ch. Because of its declining range and population, it is listed as a "Near Threatened".

The growing population of leopard is certainly quite encouraging because it turns out a leopard can still breed in the Mountain Halimun.

Their habitats scattered in Mount Endut, Mount Gede, Mount Bongkok, which is also the Halimun Salak Mountain National Park Area.

The habitats Leopard in Mount Halimun that now under protection of Taman Nasional Gunung Halimun Salak.

I hope that the government of Indonesia continues to try to protect these animals, in order not to become extinct.

by ramadhani

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exotic Islands of Bangka Belitung

Bangka–Belitung Islands is a province of Indonesia,that consist two main big islands, Bangka and Belitung, and several smaller ones that 470 islands lie east of the Sumatran mainland and northeast of South Sumatra province. The Bangka Strait separates Sumatra and Bangka, and the Gaspar Strait separates Bangka and Belitung.

The province was formerly part of South Sumatra, but became a separate province in 2000. In 2004 its population was 1,012,655. The capital is Kota Pangkal Pinang.

These islands are the largest producer of tin in Indonesia. They also produce white pepper. Many people call this island with Tin Paradise.

Bangka Belitung has many beaches and smaller islands which have attracted tourists from around the world. The most well known beaches are Matras, Parai, Tanjung Pesona, Batu Bedaun, Remodong, Pasir Padi, Tanjung Kelian, Rebo, and Telok Uber Beach.

by ramadhani