Wasur National Park - West Papua

The beauty of the National Park Wasur - West Papua : How to reach: From Jayapura to Merauke (Plane) with a time of 1.5 hours, and then from Merauke to locations using four-wheel vehicles within one to two hours by road trans Guinea (Merauke, Jayapura)

Researchers Worldwide Reserves Agency (WWF) found about 390 species of birds in the National Park Wasur, Merauke, Papua. In the national park also live about 80 species of mammals of which 20 are endemic (Silence in one particular place) By having about 390 species of birds, the park is an area rich in bird species most in Papua and even in Indonesia. also breed dozens of species of herons, ducks, marsh and shore birds. While in dry habitats (savannas) are also dozens of species of breeding birds maleo, parrot, parrots and paradise.
One mammal whose population is quite high in Wasur deer and kangaroos. birds of paradise and cassowaries and other types of cockatoos, parrots.
This national park would make a great tourist attraction in Indonesia deer hunting in the future and in the era of Papua's special autonomy.
Wasur national parks covering 413,800 hectares of forest wet savannas most extensive in Indonesia and even Asia with a rich variety of flora and fauna as well as a stopover point junai the migrant birds from northern Australia.
In addition a number of rivers that encircle the park is a breeding ground for snapper fish and Arwana.

Wasur National Park has a unique and highly strategic role. The uniqueness of this area is the diversity of biological resources is quite high.

Ecosystem Types: There are six (6) types of ecosystems in the National Park area Wasur namely:
A. Seasonal Runny brackish swamp ecosystem, the region, Taram Swamp, Swamp Kitar up to around the area and Samleber Waam.
B. Permanent Freshwater Ecosystems Watery Swamp, located in the Blue Marsh Lake area, Ukra, Maar and Kankania.
C. Watery Coastal Plain Ecosystem, the region, Mbo, Okilur, Rawa and Rawa Pilmul guess.
D. Watery Mainland Freshwater Ecosystems, located along the Trans Irian.
E. Watery Brackish Coastal Ecosystems - Asin, located in the area around the residential sector of the beach except Kampung Kondo.
F. Watery Mainland brackish ecosystem, located in Wasur Kampung, Kampung Rawa Ndalir and Sota.

Flora: the general type of vegetation in the area of ​​TN Wasur grouped into 10 (ten) classes Melaleuca forests are dominant sp Forests, Forest Co-Dominant Melaleuca sp - Eucalyptus sp, Rare Forests, Forest Beach, Winter Forest, Forest River Edge, Mangrove , Sabana, Grasslands and Grassland Swamp. The vegetation is dominated by Melaleuca sp, Asteromyrtus symphiocarpa, Eucalyptus sp, Acacia sp, Alstonia actinopilla, Dilenia alata, Baksia dentata, Graminae sp, sp Pandannus, Cycas sp, sp Amorphopalus, orchids and others.

Fauna: Diversity of fauna in the area of ​​TN Wasur consists of:
1. Mammals
Based on the results of a survey conducted found 34 species of mammals, 80 species were terdidentifikasi. Large mammals in the region TN Wasur is roomy kangaroo (Macropus agilis), Kangaroo forest / plain (Darcopsis veterum) and Kangaroo Land (Thylogale brunii). In addition, there are other mammals badger forest (Dasyurus spartacus), spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus Petaurus breviceps) known locally as squirrels and others.

2. Aves (Birds)
TN Wasur diversity has recorded 403 bird species and 74 species of them are endemic to Papua and an estimated 114 species are protected. These types of birds are: Garuda Papua (Aquila gurneyei), Cenderawasih (Paradisea apoda novaguineae), Cockatoo (Cacatua sp), Mambruk (Crown pigeons), cassowary (Cassowary), Eagle (Circus sp.), Alap-alap ( Accipiter sp.) and others. Besides wetlands owned TN Wasur is a very important place for migratory birds from Australia and New Zealand as: Bagau abu-abu/Ndarau (Cranes Trans-fly), Pelikan, Ibis (Stra-necked, Glossy and White), BOHA (Magpie geese) Shorebirds (plovers, Australian Pratincole) and Part scoop (Royal Spoonbills).

3. Pisces (Fish)
Wasur TN region is vast wetlands, where many aquatic life are an important component of biodiversity in the region. Teradapat 39 species of fish from 72 species present, there are 32 types of them at Blue Marsh and 7 of them are found in the river as Scleropages jardinii Maro, Cochlefelis, Doiichthys, Nedystoma, Tetranesodon, Iriatherina and Kiunga and others.

4. Reptiles and Ampfibi
The survey found 26 species of reptiles are 2 types of crocodile (Crocodylus porosus and Crocodylus novaguineae), 3 types of monitor lizards (Varanus sp.), 4 types of turtles, 5 types of lizards (Mabouya sp.), 8 types of snakes (Condoidae, Liasis, Pyton) and 1 type of chameleon (Calotus jutatas) and 3 types of frogs; tree frog (Hylla crueelea), Irian tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata) and green frog (Rona macrodon).

5. Insects (Insects)
Recorded in TN Wasur there are 48 types, including: Termites (Tumulitermis sp., And Protocapritermis sp.), Butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus), ants (Formicidae, Nytalidae, Pieridae) and others. In addition to native fauna, within the TN Wasur there are also other types of exotic animals such as deer (Cervus timorensis), cow (Bos sp.) As well as various species of fish such as: betik (Anabas testudineus), cork (Crassis auratus) , Mujair (Orechromis mossambica) and Tawes (Cyprinus carpio). [btnwasur.blogspot.com]

Animal species which are common among other tree kangaroos (Dendrolagus spadix), musk king (Psittrichus fulgidus), cassowaries wattle (Casuarius casuarius sclateri), virgin crown / Mambruk (Goura cristata), a big yellow bird of paradise (Paradisea apoda novaeguineae), the king bird of paradise ( Cicinnurus regius rex), red bird of paradise (Paradisea rubra), freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus novaeguineae), and the saltwater crocodile (C. porosus)
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