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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.


Rawa Aopa Watumohai
National park

Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park is a national park on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, on the province of South East Sulawesi. It was declared in 1989, and has an area of 1,050 km˛. The park ranges from sea level to the altitude of 981 m.

The park has varied vegetation: sub-montane rain forests, mangrove forests, coastal forests, savanna and freshwater swamp forests. It is home to Babirusa, both species of endangered Anoa - essentially miniature Water Buffaloes - and 155 bird species, of which 37 are endemic to Sulawesi, and 323 species of plants.


Location map of Rawa Aopa Watumohai

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Last revised on January 06, 2011
    
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