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South Kalimantan Pamukan Nature Reserve
Pamukan Nature Reserve
|Location:2-ª32’S, 116-ª20’E; 85 km NNE of Kotabaru, Kabupaten Kotabaru, South Kalimantan.
Description of site:
A mangrove and estuarine swamp forest. The mangrove is well developed
and little disturbed.
Humid tropical climate with an annual rainfall of 1,200-3,260 mm. Average temperatures range from 25-27-ªC.
Extensive mangrove forest with species of Avicennia, Rhizophora, Sonneratia and Bruguiera.
State owned (Indonesian Government).
Conservation measures taken:
Conservation measures proposed:
A proposal that the area be designated as a Nature Reserve (Cagar Alam) has been approved.
Disturbances and threats:
Cutting of mangroves trees. There is a possibility that the area will be logged for wood chips.
Economic and social values:
The mangrove forests are of considerable importance as nursery and breeding areas for marine fishes and crustaceans which form the basis of the inshore fishery.