Mangrove and Bekantan Conservation Area

Kawasan Konservasi Mangrove dan Bekantan (KKMB)

 

Kawasan Konservasi Mangrove dan Bekantan (KKMB) or Mangrove Conservation Area and Proboscis Monkeys as tourist destination also has another function as the lungs of Tarakan City and as a fortress to protect the city from sea water abrasion. In this Mangrove forest is also be a natural habitat of mangrove trees and typical fauna of Tarakan. The trees are in the Mangrove Conservation Area and Proboscis Monkeys has the average old tens or even hundreds of years.

Mangrove forests also serve as a living laboratory that is used by researchers both from within and outside the country. Research results are very useful for science. The existence of endangered species Borneo endemic that are protected, namely Proboscis Monkeys (Bekantan) that live freely, hanging and jumping from one tree to another. Proboscis Monkeys or long nose monkeys by population of Tarakan call “Monyet Belanda” or Dutch monkey.

The uniqueness and charm of Mangrove Conservation Area and Proboscis Monkeys not only offers “Dutch Monkey” but also panorama blend the sea and the dynamic natural atmosphere mangrove forest with all the wealth of flora and fauna. Panorama is different that each has its own beauty. In Mangrove Conservation Area and Proboscis Monkeys there are also a gazebo and resting area.

How to get there
Mangrove Conservation Area and Proboscis Monkeys (KKMB) situated at Jl. Gajah Mada, Tarakan, North Kalimantan.

Mangrove Conservation Area and Proboscis Monkeys lies at the heart of Tarakan City make the tourist area are easy to find. From THM Simpang Tiga complex you can use public transportation only takes about 5 minutes. You can also reach this Mangrove forest by foot. Location of Mangrove Conservation Area and Proboscis Monkeys directly adjacent to the Gusher market complex which is the center of economy Tarakan and cold storage industry area also Tengkayu II port.

 

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