Meru Betiri National Park
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Meru Betiri National Park is located in the East direction from Surabaya. There are two regencies to get to these parks. Either you go to Jember or Banyuwangi. But most are taking direction Surabaya Banyuwangi and Sukamade. Because Before reaching Meru Betiri, travelers stopover at Bromo and Ijen.

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Meru Betiri National Park

Meru Betiri national park represents mangrove forest, swamp forest, lowland rain forest ecosystems. This Park is a natural habitat of the rafflesia flower, and various other plants such as mangrove (Rhizophora sp.), api-api (Avicennia sp.), waru (Hibiscus tiliaceus), nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum), rengas (Gluta renghas), bungur (Lagerstroemia speciosa), pulai (Alstonia scholaris), bendo (Artocarpus elasticus), and several medicinal plants. Meru betiri national park designated: Minister of Forestry, the total area of 58,000 hectares, Location: Regencies Jember and Banyuwangi, Province of East Java.

Meru Betiri National Park is also home to several protected animals, including 29 species of mammal and 180 species of bird. Among them are the banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), panther (Panthera pardus), wild pig (Sus scrofa), long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Asian wild dog (Cuon alpinus javanicus), red-tailed flying squirrel (Iomys horsfieldii), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak muntjak), Timor deer (Cervus timorensis russa), green peafowl (Pavo muticus), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), common green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and Pacific ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).

Meru Betiri National Park Information

meru betiri national park informationMeru Betiri National Park is known as the last habitat of the Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) which is now a highly endangered and protected species. However, no traces of this tiger have been found for many years and it is feared to be extinct.

Meru Betiri does have other distinct characteristics. Sukamade Beach is a habitat of the leatherback turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the common green turtle, and the Pacific ridley turtle. Several simple breeding facilities have been constructed at this beach to ensure that the turtles, too, do not become extinct.

Interesting locations & attractions Meru Betiri National Park

Rajegwesi Beach: marine tours, swimming, animal/plant observation and cultural visits (traditional fishing communities).
Sumbersari: a grazing area (192 hectares), where visitors can watch animals like the sambar deer and barking deer. There is also a natural laboratory for research.
Sukamade Beach: turtles can be seen laying their eggs. Camping, windsurfing, plant and animal observation are also available here.
Hijau Bay: exploring the forest, marine tours, and swimming.

Best time of year to visit: February to July.

How to reach the Park: Surabaya - Jember - Ambulu, about 5 hours by car (225 km); Ambulu - Curahnongko - Bandealit, about 3 hours, or Surabaya - Banyuwangi - Jajag, 6 hours (342 km); Jajag - Sarongan - Sukamade, 3 hours (98 km).

Declared: Minister of Agriculture, in 1962.
Designated: Minister of Forestry, SK No .277/Kpts-VI/97.
the total area of 58,000 hectares.
Location: Regencies; Jember and Banyuwangi (Province of East Java).

Rainfall 2,300 mm/year (on average).
Altitude 1960 - 1,223 m asl.
Geographical location 113°37' - 113°58' E; 8°21' - 8°34' S.

Park Office: Jl. Sriwijaya 53, Jember 68121.
Tel. /Fax. : +62-331-321530, East Java.

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