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This is the list of the national parks of Indonesia. Of all the national parks, 6 are World Heritage Sites, 6 are part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves and 3 are wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar convention. A total of 9 parks are largely marine. The first group of five Indonesian national parks were established in 1980. This number increased constantly reaching 41 in 2003. In a major expansion in 2004, nine more new national parks were created, raising the total number to 50.


Laiwangi Wanggameti
National park

Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park is located on the island of Sumba in Indonesia. All forests types that exist on this island can be found in this national park. Some endemic plant species are protected in this national park, such as Syzygium species, Alstonia scholaris, Ficus species, Canarium oleosum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Myristica littoralis, Toona sureni, Sterculia foetida, Schleichera oleosa, and Palaquium obovatum.

Animal species being protected in this national park include Crab-eating Macaque, Sus species, Water monitor, Python timoriensis, Red Junglefowl, Red-naped Fruit-dove, Sumba Green Pigeon, Sumba Buttonquail, Citron-crested Cockatoo, Purple-naped Lory, Sumba Flycatcher, Sumba Cicadabird, and Apricot-breasted Sunbird.


Location map of Laiwangi Wanggameti

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Last revised on January 06, 2011
    
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