Gunung Rinjani National Park

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Gunung Rinjani National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Rinjani Caldera.jpg
Rinjani caldera
Map showing the location of Gunung Rinjani National Park
Map showing the location of Gunung Rinjani National Park
Gunung Rinjani NP
Location Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Nearest city Mataram
Coordinates 8°24′29″S 116°24′58″E / 8.40806°S 116.41611°E / -8.40806; 116.41611Coordinates: 8°24′29″S 116°24′58″E / 8.40806°S 116.41611°E / -8.40806; 116.41611
Area 413.30 square kilometres (159.58 sq mi)
Established 1990
Visitors 117,715 (in 2007[1])
Governing body Ministry of Forestry

Gunung Rinjani National Park is located on the island of Lombok, Indonesia in the North Lombok Regency. The park covers about 41,330 hectares (102,100 acres) and consists of mountainous areas. Mount Rinjani (Gunung Rinjani), which is the third highest mountain of Indonesia at 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), is located in this national park, giving this park its name.[2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Some of endangered plants protected in this national park, such as: Pterospermum javanicum,[2] Swietenia macrophylla, Ficus superba, Toona sureni, Vanda sp., Usnea sp and Anaphalis sp.

There are also several endangered fauna protected in this national park, including rusa deer, indian muntjac, Sunda Porcupine, surili monkeys, Helmeted Friarbird, several cockatoos and Scaly-crowned Honeyeater.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forestry statistics of Indonesia 2007, retrieved 20 May 2010
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia: "Gunung Rinjani National Park", retrieved 3 December 2013

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