Meru Betiri National Park is a natural conservation area that has its ecosystem. This national park is managed with a zoning system that is used for research, science, education, supporting cultivation, tourism, and recreation.
Meru Betiri is one of the best national parks in Java with an area of 58 thousand hectares. This national park consists of five vegetation, namely coastal forest, mangrove forest, swamp forest, rheophyte forest, and lowland rainforest.
This park is the last home for Javan tiger (Panthera tigris Sondaica). Javan tiger is one of the protected animals because it is almost extinct in Indonesia.
Meru Betiri Fauna
Meru Betiri National Park has protected animals consisting of mammals and birds. The animal that is protected include banteng (Bos javanicus), long-tailed monkey (Macaca fascicularis), Javanese tiger (Panthera tigris sondaicus), leopard (Panthera pardus melas), ajag (Cuon alpinus javanicus), jungle cat (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis), deer (Cervus timorensis russa), (Cervus unicolor), red-tailed flying squirrels (Iomys horsfieldii), peacock (Pavo muticus), leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtles (Chelonia mydas), and lekang / ridel turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Accipiter trivirgatus, Falco moluccensis, Hieraaetus kienerii, Otus lempiji, Glaucidium castanopterum, (Spizaetus alboniger) eagle. Original national park Meru Betiri.
Flora Meru Betiri
This location is also filled with various types of flora that are quite rare, including the Nyamplung, Rafflesia, Fire fire, Zollingeriona, Rengas, Balanphora Fungosa, and mangrove plants. This area even have plants that can be used as medicinal ingredients.
Location of Meru Betiri National Park
This tourist location is near the southern coast of East Java, precisely located in Andongrejo Village, Tempurejo District, Jember Regency. If you depart from the center of Jember, the trip you have to travel is approximately 1.5 hours. So no need to worry, because along the road to your location will be accompanied by views of rice fields and trees that are quite enchanting.