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Saturday, October 16, 2010

West Bali National Park ( Taman Nasional Bali Barat )

The area of Taman Nasional Bali Barat (West Bali National Park) situated at the Edge of north Bali Island is the stretch of green ground along the 150 km road that link Gilimanuk and Denpasar or Gilimanuk and Singaraja. It is located between district of Gerokgak in Buleleng regency and district of Melaya in Jembrana regency. It is reachable from Gilimanuk as the main entrance to West Bali, and from Denpasar. This 77,000-hectare park was established in 1941.


Lush forests still grow on Bali's southern and western slopes. West Bali National Park (covers 50,000 hectare on the western tip of the island. It also includes another 7,000 hectares of coral reef and coastal water. Considering in the small size of the island as a whole, the National Park is a major commitment towards attempting to preserve the wildlife found on Bali. The forest in this area has been determined as " Nature Park" - later on known as Taman Perlindungan Alam Bali - based on the decision of " Raja-Raja di Bali" (Kings in Bali) dated 13th August 1917 noE-1/4/5. This regulation is intended to preserve the flora and fauna in this area.

The region is watered by clear streams and traversed by footpaths, which offer often steep but relatively easy walking. Explore the forested hills, scrub acacia near the coast, and the unspoiled reefs and dense mangrove swamps along Teluk Terima and the bays to the East.

The diverse fauna exist here, including Jalak Putih Bali/Bali starling (Leuoeopsarrhotschildi) and Bull (Bos javanicus), Antelop (Muntiacus Muntjak), deer (Cervus timorensis), monkey (Presbytis cristata, Macaca sp.), Scaly anteater ( Manis javanica), boar (Sus scrofa), hedgehog (Hystrix javanica), Sturnus melanotenus, Sturnus contra, Acridotenis fuscus, Picoides mucet, Orialus chinensis, Haliastur sp., Galus sp.

Since Bali is such a densely populated, intensively cultivated island, very little wild forest is left. Such primary monsoon forests as remain (about 50,000 hectares) are found along the watershed at the western end of island, on the slopes of the mountains Sangiang, Merbuk, Musi, and Patas, an area not nearly as rugged as the higher mountains of eastern Bali.

More like a forest than a jungle, the park offers exceptional walking and first class panoramas. The types of the land are forest, savannah, mangrove, coast, beach, and conservation forest. The plantation that formed the pure forest are sawo kecik (Manilkara kooki) and palm (Borrassus flellifer).


West Bali National Park ( Taman Nasional Bali Barat ) Map

17 comments:

  1. great park i really want to go West Bali National Park thanks for sharing its information

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  2. Nice post! It's amazing place to stay with. This simply shows how beautiful our mother Earth is. I like nature very much. All we need to is keep it from any destruction. We know that we people do not know how to discipline ourselves in terms of protecting our environment. Let us preserve it in order for the young generations to have it later on.Protecting our nature is such a great achievement if we do it by heart.

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  5. Hi! Wonderful post. I'm a big fan of eco tourism and especially visiting nature parks. I winder how many pretected species have recorded in West Bali National Park?

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  6. About 160 species of animals and plants are protected in this national park. The animals like bull, deer, monkeys, bats and various birds. West Bali National Park is the last place to find the only one endangered endemic Bali, Bali Starling in their natural habitat.

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  7. No doubt, Bali is a place like in heaven. Nice Post!

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  8. We understand that we persons manage not understand how to control and esteem us in periods of defending our environment. Let us maintain it in alignment for the juvenile generations to have it subsequent on.Protecting our environment is such a large accomplishment if we manage it by heart.

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  9. Do they still put bodies under the trees ?

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  10. The first picture looks absolutely stunning, I have been wanting to go to Bali, heard its one of the ideal places to spend a holiday!

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  11. Bali West National Park is in west part of Bali combining the thrilling experience to explore the west side of Bali Island, see the national park, beautiful beaches, Balinese temple and lunch.

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  12. West Bali National Park is located on the north western side of Bali, Indonesia, covered for around 190 square kilometres of which are 158 square kilometres land and the remainder is sea.

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  13. I have never been to the National park and have only been to Bali once. And I recommend snorkeling in Candidasa. The best trip I ever had.

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  14. The images are beautiful and the National Park also seems to be as wonderful and amazing as the whole of Bali!! :)

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  15. Great post. Well written and informative about other part of Bali.

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  17. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

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