Togean Islands, the Series Small Island in Tomini Bay

Holiday in Central Sulawesi were given the different atmosphere. Many beautiful islands line in its capital province of Palu. The series small islands in Togean Islands has each uniqueness. When crossing Sulawesi from South to North or North to South most travelers now choose for a stopover of at least several days at the Togean Islands. 

The Togeans are a picturesque archipelago of 56 islands and inlets, located in the Tomini Bay. Formed by volcanic activity, the islands are covered by lush rainforest and surrounded by ancient coral reef formations. Both the terrestrial and marine ecosystems teem with exotic wildlife – much of which is extremely rare or endangered. The reefs and coastal areas provide habitat and breeding areas for hawksbill turtle, the green turtle and the dugong. Togean forests and skies are filled with exotic creatures such as the Togean Macaque, the babirusa, the Sulawesi Hornbill, and hanging parrots. Within this tropical paradise, 37 villages provide bright spots of gaiety and culture of several ethnicities, including the Bobongko, Togian, Suluan and the Bajau.

The Togeans were declared a National Park in 2004, but there is no park administration center yet or patrols. Because a lot of people live from coconuts and not much from fishing, there is still an abundance of fish life. there seem to be some parts of the reef that were damaged by dynamite fishing,but I didn’t see any actual damage.

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