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    Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park, Halmahera

    Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park is a protected area that combines two separate core area (Group Forest of Aketajawe and Forest Group Lolobata) which has a range of habitats and species of biogeographic unit group Halmahera in a management unit.

    Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park is a national park on Halmahera, the biggest island in the North Maluku province of Indonesia. The park is considered by BirdLife International to be vital for the survival of at least 23 endemic bird species. Aketajawe-Lolobata, which has an area of 167,300 hectares, was declared a national park in 2004.

    The Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park is located in the northern part of Halmahera island in northern Maluku. It is part of the Wallacea biodiversity hotspot. The vegetation of the national park consists mostly of lowland and montane rainforest. The forest is characterised by a high level of biodiversity, including Agathis species, Calophyllum inophyllum, Octomeles sumatrana, Koordersiodendron pinnatum, Pometia pinnata, Intsia bijuga, Canarium mehenbethene gaerta, and Palaquium obtusifolium.

    From 51 mammal species found in North Maluku, 28 are found on Halmahera Island, of which 7 are endemic to this region, and one, the Golden Cat (Phalanger sp.), is endemic to the island.

    From 243 bird species in North Maluku, 211 have been recorded on Halmahera Island of which 24 are endemic, including Wallace’s Standarwing, Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike, Sombre Kingfisher, White Cockatoo, Invisible Rail, Blue and White Kingfisher (Halcyon diops), Dusky-brown Oriole, Moluccan Goshawk, Dusky Scrubfowl, Long-billed Crow, Grey-headed Fruit-dove, Ivory-breasted Pitta, and Purple Dollarbird.

    Reptiles and amphibians in the park include the Callulops Dubia, Caphixalus montanus, and Hydrosaurus werneri. Other endemic fauna on Halmahera includes 2 grasshopper species, 3 dragonfly species, 1 butterfly species, and 20 land mollusc species.

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