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    Towuti Lake Nature Park, South Sulawesi - Indonesia

    This area is one of the three clusters in the complex Malili Tectonic lakes. Towuti Lake is the second largest lake after Lake Toba in Indonesia. In this lake there are several islands with huge potential to be developed in order to develop nature tourism activities. One of the islands in the region and also the largest island, is the Island Loeha. Natural scenery, flora and fauna species richness, and landscape Towuti Lakes region is a major attraction of this region. This lake is the natural habitat of 14 species of freshwater fish endemic to Sulawesi. Towuti Lake is also the natural habitat of 87% of the 27 endemic species of freshwater Mollusca Sulawesi (Whitten et al, 2002). This lake is the habitat of Crocodylus porosus, Hydrosaurus amboinensis, as well as numerous other wildlife species. Land areas are habitat Babyrousa babyrussa, Bubalus quarlesi, and others. Foothill region lush with trees is a place to live different kinds of Aves.

    The maximum lake area of ​​ 56 108 ha at an elevation of 293 m above sea level 203 m. Its depth reaches Is a representative example of Tectonic lake ecosystem. The lake can be used for various tourism activities tirta combined with special interest tourism activities, like hiking, and so forth. Beautiful natural scenery can be enjoyed at any time, from morning till night. In the lake there are several islands, including the island of Loeha which is the largest island in this lake. Is the natural habitat of several species of fauna. This lake is the natural habitat of 14 species of freshwater fish endemic to Sulawesi. Towuti Lake is also the natural habitat of 87% of the 27 endemic species of freshwater Mollusca Sulawesi (Whitten et al, 2002). This lake is the habitat of Crocodylus porosus, Hydrosaurus amboinensis, as well as numerous other wildlife species. Land areas are habitat Babyrousa babyrussa, Bubalus quarlesi, and others. Foothill region lush with trees is a place to live different kinds of Aves

    In general form periran lake region, in addition associated with mahalona lake lake is also fed by river water Luwu, lemolengku and lemolemo.

    Ecosystem types that exist in this area are:

    Tectonic lakes with lake reaches a depth of 203 m and is the second largest lake after Lake Toba in Indonesia. The maximum lake area of ​​ 56 108 ha at an elevation of 293 m above sea level. In the lake there are several islands. One is the Island Loeha which is the largest island in this lake. Lake water source comes from several springs and the surrounding catchment area into the lake through 26 rivers / creeks. The annual water level variations of 92 cm in the rainy season and dry season, with an annual water volume variations of 515 million m3. Production of fish from this lake 4.5 kg / ha / year. Towuti lake is the habitat of 87% of the 27 endemic species of freshwater mollusks in Sulawesi (Whitten et al, 2002). Crocodile Crocodylus porosus and Soa-soa Hydrosaurus amboinensis and 14 species of freshwater fish endemic to Lake Matano is an occupant that can be easily found. Species of bird that can easily be found among others Pecuk Snake Anhinga melanogaster who dived into the lake to fish and then drying the fur on the tops of trees.

    Pamah forest which is dominated by species of high trees and various kinds of shrubs. In some parts of the region there is a stretch of pasture is overgrown by grass (Poaceae) and is the habitat of Cervus timorensis. Life is naturally kind of Manilkara fasciculata but many exploited because of the beauty of wood, durability and high market demand for export purposes. This region is the natural habitat of several species of large mammals.

    Under the Tropical Rain Forest Mountains. The types that can or ever found from this region, among others Anoa quarlesi, Babyrousa babyrussa, Sus celebensis, Strigocuscus celebensis, Rhyticeros cassidix, Penelopides exarhatus, and so forth.

    Accessibility to Towuti Lake Nature Park can be reached by road from Makassar the capital of South Sulawesi Province. The distance to the area of ​​Makassar City Lake Nature Park Towuti as a whole is 620 km, with the path: Makassar - Parepare - Palopo - Masamba - Malili - Timampu - TWA. Lake Towuti. Through which the road condition is relatively good (provincial roads, district roads and roads PT. INCO). Travel time ranged from 12 to 13 hours.


    Source: ksdasulsel.org

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    Photo: fotosintesa.com

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