East Kalimantan Pantai Samarinda Nature Reserve

Pantai Samarinda Nature Reserve

Latitude : 0 34 12 S Logitude : 117 22 12 E
Altitude : 0 to 350 metres
Area : 95000 ha Wetlands: 50000 ha
Tenure : Government of Indonesia and local people
Site Description
The area is the huge delta of the Mahakam river and includes 20,000 ha of mangrove forest and 30,000 ha of freshwater swamp forest. All the dry areas are cleared by uncontrolled agriculture. Giesen (1996) reports that the mangrove area is heavily disturbed, consisting mainly of nipah palm swamps and tambak fishponds instead of mangrove trees.
Site Location
Pantai Samarinda is located at the mouth of the Mahakam River.