A thousand island: Exotic place on Earth

Thousand Islands of National Park is one of the representatives marine nature conservation area in Indonesia, which is located approximately 45 km north of Jakarta.

There are 78 large-small islands with a height of not more than three meters above sea level, and it is a group of islands reefs.

In hundreds of years ago, the coral islands were formed on the colonies of coral animals that were already dead. The colony was initially grown on the shallow seabed, and the upper layer of the ocean surface experienced of weathering. Then on top of rock plains, growing pioneer species such as shrubs, some species of trees which land was created.
Generally, the plants contained in the Thousand Islands of National Park is dominated by coastal plants, such as Calophyllum inophyllum (Calophyllum inophyllum), hibiscus (Hibicus tiliaceus), pandan (Pandanus sp.), Sea pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), cangkudu (Morinda citrifolia), butun ( Barringtonia asiatica), bogem (Bruguiera sp.), bread fruit (Artocarpus altilis), almond (Terminalia cattapa), and defeated (Cerbena adollam).

The wealth of marine life park is composed of hard and soft corals as much as 54 species, 144 species of fish, two kinds of clams, three groups of algae such as Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta and Phaeophyta, six types of seaweed such as Halodule sp., Halophila sp., And Enhalus sp ., and 17 kinds of shore birds.

Thousand Islands of National Park is a place of nesting hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green turtle (Chelonia mydas). Hawksbill and green turtles are endangered species and rarely found in other waters, especially the northern coast of Java Island, breeding on the island of leaves bushes.

Captive breeding is aimed at restoring populations of endangered sea turtles. Breeding activities include semi-natural hatchery and baby turtle care until it is ready to be released into nature.

Most of the beaches in this national park are protected by mangrove forests, where the livings monitor lizards, snakes and python’s gold ring.

Behind the phenomenon and the secrets of the universe, actually save the Thousand Islands group of the most captivating natural beauty. Symphony tiny of green islands, crashing waves, golden colored sunlight in the evening; course will reassure those in the Thousand Islands of National Park.

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