Monday, July 18, 2011

Lore Lindu National Park

Lore Lindu National Park is a national park in Indonesia located in Central Sulawesi Province and one of the locations of biological protection of Sulawesi. Lore Lindu National Park is located approximately 60 kilometers south of Palu city and is situated between 119 ° 90 '- 120 ° 16' east and 1 ° 8 '- 1 ° 3' to the south.
When compared with other national parks in Indonesia, its size is just, this is officially the National Park covers an area 217.991.18 ha (about 1.2% area of ​​Sulawesi, which covers 189 000 km ² or 2.4% of the Sulawesi forest remaining 90,000 km ²) with an altitude varying between 200 up to 2610 meters above sea level. The park consists mostly of montane forests and sub-mountainous (± 90%) and a small lowland forests (± 10%).
Lore Lindu National Park has a fauna and flora endemic to Sulawesi and the scenery is attractive because it is located in the Wallace line, which is the transition zone between Asia and Australia.
Lore Lindu National Park is located in the southern and western districts Donggala Poso district into the catchment area for three major rivers in Central Sulawesi, which Lariang rivers, streams and rivers Gumbasa Palu.
Lore Lindu National Park area is the habitat of the largest native mammal in Sulawesi. Anoa, babirusa, deer, monkeys ghost (Tangkasi), monkeys kakaktonkea, possum marsupials and the biggest meat-eating animals in Sulawesi, Sulawesi civet lives in this park. Lore Lindu National Park also has at least 5 types of squirrels and 31 of the 38 species of rat, including endemic species.
There are at least 55 species of bats and more than 230 species of birds, including maleo, two types of hornbills are looming Sulawesi Sulawesi Sulawesi and kengkareng. Hornbills benbuncak also called hornbill bird or allo become residents of Lore Lindu National Park.
Thousands of weird and beautiful insects can be seen around the park. Eligible observed are brightly colored butterflies that fly around the park or along trails and streams.
Megalith statues whose age reaches hundreds or even thousands of years spread in Lore Lindu National Park area like the Valley Napu, Besoa and Bada. These statues as a memorial stone statues among the best of its kind in Indonesia. There are five classification of sculptures based on shape:
1. Stone statues: statues usually have human traits, but only the head, shoulders and genitals.
2. Kalamba: This is a form of megaliths which are found and resembles a big urn. Maybe this is where the water supply, or even a place to put the corpse in a funeral.
3. Tutu'na: These are discs of stone, most likely cover kalamba.
4. Dakon stones: the stones flat to convex shape which describes the channels, irregular holes and other indentations.
5. Other: mortar stones, pillars and some other forms of houses were also found.

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