Lore Lindu National Park (LLNP) is a national park in Indonesia , located in the province of Central Sulawesi and one of the locations of biological protection Sulawesi . Lore Lindu National Park is located about 60 kilometers south of the city of Palu and situated between 119 ° 90 ‘- 120 ° 16’ to the east and 1 ° 8 ‘- 1 ° 3’ in the south. When compared to other national parks in Indonesia, moderate size, this National Park was officially covers the area 217.991.18 ha (approximately 1.2% Sulawesi region which covers 189,000 sq km or 2.4% of the remaining forests of Sulawesi ie 90,000 km²) with a height varying between 200 up to 2,610 meters above sea level. This National Park consists largely of mountainous forests and sub-mountainous (± 90%) and a small portion of lowland forests (± 10%).
Lore Lindu National Park has a fauna and flora endemic to Sulawesi and natural scenery appealing because it is located in the Wallace line which is a transitional area between the zones of Asia and Australia . Lore Lindu National Park located in the southern district of Donggala and the western part of the district of Poso into a water catchment area for three rivers large in Central Sulawesi, namely Lariang rivers, streams and rivers Gumbasa Palu.
Lore Lindu National Park area is a habitat for mammals largest native Sulawesi. Anoa , babirusa , deer , monkey ghost ( Tangkasi ), monkey kakaktonkea, possum marsupials and the largest meat-eating animals in Sulawesi, Sulawesi ferrets live in this park. Lore Lindu National Park also has at least five types of squirrels and 31 of the 38 species of rat , including endemic species. There are at least 55 types of bats and more than 230 species of birds, including maleo , two types of hornbills are looming Sulawesi Sulawesi and kengkareng Sulawesi. Hornbill hornbill or benbuncak also called bird allo become residents Lore Lindu National Park. There are at least 55 types of bats and more than 230 species of birds, including maleo , two types of hornbills are looming Sulawesi Sulawesi and kengkareng Sulawesi. Hornbill hornbill or benbuncak also called bird allo become residents Lore Lindu National Park. Thousands of insects strange and beautiful can be seen in this park. Decent observed is brightly colored butterflies are flying around the park and along footpaths and streams. Sculptures megaliths whose age reaches hundreds or even thousands of years are spread in Lore Lindu National Park area like the Valley Napu, Besoa and Bada. These statues as stone monuments best among similar statues in Indonesia.
Lore Lindu National Park has a variety of ecosystem types, namely pamah tropical forest, lower montane forests, mountain forests to forest with different species composition. Plants that can be found in the forest and lower montane tropical pamah include Eucalyptus deglupta, Pterospermum celebicum, Cananga odorata, Gnetum gnemon, Castanopsis argentea, Agathis philippinensis, Philoclados hypophyllus, medicinal plants, and rattan. Sub-alpine forest in national parks are located above an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. Condition of the forests is often shrouded in fog, and the majority of dwarf-dwarf trees are overgrown with moss. Lore Lindu National Park has the support of international technical assistance, with the stipulation as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977.
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