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Mount Merapi National Park

Taman Nasional Gunung Merapi is a conservation area to preserve important volcanic sites located in Jogyakarta northern and southern part of Central Java. Mount Merapi (2,930 meters) is the most active volcanoes in the world and annually hurl molten lava and volcanic ash into the sky.

Mount Merapi National Park is set on May 4, 2004 as a protected area site geology, water resources, rivers and life support systems in Sleman, Klaten, Boyolali and Magelang. The park has a total area of approximately 6,410 hectares covering 5,126 hectares in the region of Central Java and 1,283 hectares in Yogyakarta.

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Tinuku.com Travel Mount Merapi National Park conservation area most active volcanoes in the world and tracks geological sites

Tinuku Travel Mount Merapi National Park conservation area most active volcanoes in the world and tracks geological sites

Servei after the major eruption in 2010 found more than 97 species of birds (2,714 from 32 families) and 15 species of mammals (167 from 10 families). At least 17 species of birds and 4 species of mammals, including species protected by the government, six types of incoming high conservation IUCN in 2011, 9 species monitored in the trade of endangered species (CITES), 23 species endemic to Indonesia and two species including feral or not the natural distribution Indonesia or domestic.

Mammals that have broad distribution is long-tailed monkeys, jungle cats, and ferrets. Some of the rare mammals is a Java monkey (Trachypithecus auratus), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Kijang Java (Indian muntjac), Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Mongoose (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and porcupine (Hystix brachyura).

While based on local community information see very rare mammals are leopard (Panthera pardus) in Sleman and Magelang. Type herpetofauna is a garden lizard (eutropis multifasciata), Gold Tree Frog (Philautus aurifasciatus), and hylarana chalconota (Rana chalconota).

The national park keep a collection of at least 154 species of plants and not entirely the vegetation typical of the mountains, but there are also species introduced by the government such as Pinus merkusii, Acacia decurens, and Erythrina lithosperma.

Some of the crops like dadap (Erythrina lithosperma) so it is likely to have a history of shifting by humans. In the lowlands is kerinyu (Eupatorium odoratum) is a pioneer species and is not a typical kind of mountains.

Groups of mountain plant species include Schima wallichii, Cupressus sp., Quercus turbinata, Myrica javanica, Anaphalis longifolia, Habenaria tosariensis, Lespedeza junghuhniana and Rhododendron javanicum. Plants Puspa (Schima wallichii) has a percentage of attendance so it is necessary for restoration.

Location: Mount Merapi in Sleman (Yogyakarta), Magelang and Boyolali (Central Java).

Activity: Climb the peak of Merapi, trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Explore the flora and fauna. Explore archeology and culture. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

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Complementary facilities: Services offroad Jeep and dirt bike tour, car parking, restrooms, restaurants, hotels, villas and resorts.

Reach access: Mount Merapi south side: 26 km from Yogyakarta city, 44 km from Magelang city, 80 km from Boyolali city, 24 Km from Adisucipto International Airport, 25 Km from Tugu Railway Station and 26 Km from Lempuyangan Railway Station.

Mount Merapi north side: 54 km from Yogyakarta city, 35 km from Magelang city, 25 km from Boyolali city, 55 Km from Adisucipto International Airport, 49 Km from Tugu Railway Station and 51 Km from Lempuyangan Railway Station.

Routes and public transport: Mount Merapi south side if taking the bus from Yogyakarta to Kaliurang, while on the north side through the route Yogyakarta - Muntilan - Ketep Pass to Selo or Yogyakarta - Boyolali - Cepogo to Selo.

Official site: http://www.tngunungmerapi.org/

Contact: Balai Taman Nasional Gunung Merapi
Jl. Kaliurang Km. 22.6, Hargobinangun, Pakem, Sleman, Yogyakarta.
phone: +622744478664, fax: +622744478665, email: [email protected] and [email protected]

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