Mount Rinjani National Park

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Mount Rinjani National Park
Taman Nasional Gunung Rinjani
IUCN category II (national park)
Rinjani Caldera.jpg
Rinjani caldera
Map showing the location of Mount Rinjani National Park
Map showing the location of Mount Rinjani National Park
Mount 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 (41,330 ha)
Established 1990
Visitors 117,715 (in 2007[1])
Governing body Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Website www.tnrinjani.net

Mount 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 volcano 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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