Margomulyo Mangrove Forest Balikpapan

Margomulyo Mangrove Forest Balikpapan
Kelurahan Margomulyo, Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

Margomulyo Mangrove Forest is one of the forest conservation area which is used as a tourist. Its main function is as coastal protection from the effects of ocean waves. Forest filled with mangrove plants is located in the Village Margomulyo, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. The distance is about 9 km from the city of Balikpapan, or can be taken during the 20-minute trip by motor vehicle. This forest road bridge ironwood be built around the mangrove.

In addition to typical coolness mangroves, forests also serve beautiful scenery. So if visiting this forest, prepare your camera. In fact, if you're lucky, you can meet with egrets and proboscis monkeys. A walk in the woods is a favorite activity of tourists here. Because in this forest is already provided wooden bridges surrounding forest area. However, there are also tourists who prefer to sit in the gazebo to enjoy the cool air only.

However, behind the beauty, there is some damage in this forest are very worrying. Damage occurred in the area of mangrove forests manggar, Kariangau and new village area ends up somber. The damage caused by large-scale land clearing and reklamsi beach for business interests which resulted in sedimentation Balikpapan Bay coastal area. It would be a disaster for the city of Balikpapan.

Kerusahakan This will make the animals that live in the mangrove forest will be disturbed and displaced. Because the mangrove forest is home to the proboscis (Nasalis larvatus) is often called the long nose monkey (nose resembles the trunk). Damage to mangrove forests will also have a direct impact on the economy of local fishermen. Because fish production will decrease drastically, associated mangrove as "baby home" for marine life to flourish.

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