Central Sulawesi Lore Lindu National Park Introduction

Central Sulawesi

Lore Lindu  national Park



Lore Lindu National Park represents various ecosystem types, including lowland tropical forest, sub-montane forest, montane forest, and mixed forest.
The plant species that can be found in both lowland tropical forest and sub-montane forest include Eucalyptus deglupta, Pterospermum celebicum, Cananga odorata, Gnetum gnemon, Castanopsis argentea, Agathis philippinensis, Philoclados hypophyllus, medicinal plants, and rattans.
Covering part of the Park is a sub-alpine forest at an altitude of 2,000 m asl. Frequently blanketed with mist, this forest contains short trees and mosses.
The biodiversity of this Park is rich in animal species, with 117 species of mammal, 88 species of bird, 29 species of reptile and 19 species of amphibian. More than 50% of the species inhabiting the Park are endemic animals like the Tonkean macaque (Macaca tonkeana tonkeana), babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa celebensis), diannae tarsier (Tarsius diannae), lesser Sulawesi tarsier (T. pumilus), bear cuscus (Ailurops ursinus furvus), small cuscus (Strigocuscus celebensis callenfelsi), Sulawesi rat (Rattus celebensis), maleo fowl (Macrocephalon maleo), Sulawesi palm civet (Macrogalidia musschenbroekii musschenbroekii), gold snake (Elaphe erythrura and E. janseni), Sulawesi frog (Bufo celebencis), and six fish species, including an endemic species in Lake Lindu, Xenopoecilus sarasinorum.
Besides the riches of its natural resources, this Park also has some impressive groups of megaliths which are among the best megalithic monuments in Indonesia.
Lore Lindu National Park receives international technical assistance and has been declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977.
Interesting locations/attractions:
Besoa Valley: maleo habitat, megalith sites and recreation.
Lake Lindu, Gimpu, Wuasa, Bada: rowing on the lake and observing birds.
Saluki, Bada, Napu Valleys: megalith sites.
Mt. Nokilalaki, Mt. Rorekatimbo, Lariang River: mountain climbing, camping and rafting.
Lewuto Lake: vistas over the lake, ancient human remains at Moradino.
Dongi-dongi, Kamarora: camping, thermal springs, forest exploration.
One of the cultural attractions outside the Park is the Lake Poso Festival in August.
Best time of year to visit: July to September.
How to reach the Park: Palu-Kamarora by car, 2.5 hours (50 km); or Palu-Wuasa by car, 5 hours (100 km); then Wuasa-Besoa by car, 4 hours. Palu-Kulawi, 6 hours (80 km). The trip into the Park area can be made on foot or on horseback along these routes: Gimpu-Besoa-Bada, 3 days; and Saluki (Sidaonta)-Lake Lindu, 1 day.
Office: Jl. Mawar Nr. 10
Palu, Central Sulawesi
Tel./Fax. : +62-451-423608
Declared : Minister of Agriculture, in 1982,
a total area of 231,000 hectares
Designated : Minister of Forestry SK No. 646/Kpts-II/99,
a total area of 217,991.18 hectares
Location : Regencies; Donggala and Poso (Province of Central Sulawesi)
Altitude 500 – 2,600 m asl.
Geographical location 119°57′ – 120°22′ E; 1°03′ – 1°58′ S
There is an extensive web of trails inside Lore Lindu National Park. Guides are recommended and available in the valleys, Tentena, Palu and at the various BTNLL posts. You need a special permit to climb Gunung Nokilalaki.
* Bada Valley
o Tentena – Bomba 2 days
* Rimpa Valley – Bada Valley
o Masamba – Rimpa Valley – Badangkaia 6 days
* Bada Valley – Kulawi Valley
o Gintu – Tuare – Moa – Pili – Gimpu 3 days
* Napu Valley – Besoa Valley – Bada Valley
o Wuasa – Doda – Gintu 2 days
* Bada Valley – Besoa Valley – Kulawi Valley
o Gintu – Bomba – Doda – Hanggira – Gimpu 4 days
* Napu Valley – Danau Lindu
o Wuasa – Danau Lindu – Sidonda 3 days
* Danau Lindu
o Sidaunta – Tomado – Bomba – Simpang Tiga 3 days
* Climbing Nokilalaki
o Kamarora – Gunung Nokilalaki – Kamarora 2 days
* Napu Valley – Kulawi Valley
o Rompo – Katu – Toro 4 days
* Bear cuscus – Ailurops ursinus
* Celebes dwarf cuscus – Strigocuscus celebensis
* Tonkean macaque – Macaca tonkeana
* Dian’s tarsier – Tarsius dianae
* Lesser Sulawesi tarsier – Tarsius pumilus
* Sulawesi palm civet – Macrogalidia musschenbroekii
* Lowland anoa – Bubalus depressicornis
* Mountain anoa – Bubalus quarlesi
* Rusa deer – Cervus timorensis
* Babirusa – Babyrousa babyrussa
* Celebes warty pig – Sus celebensis
* Golden shrew-rat – Bunomys chrysocomus
* Summit shrew-rat – Bunomys penitus
* Sulawesi grey rat – Eropeplus canus
* Large long-tailed tree-rat – Margaretamys elegans
* Small long-tailed tree-rat – Margaretamys parvus
* Hellwald’s spiny-rat – Maxomys hellwaldii
* Musschenbroek’s spiny-rat – Maxomys musschenbroekii
* Short-tailed shrew-rat – Melasmothrix naso
* – Paruromys dominator
* Hoffman’s rat – Rattus hoffmanni
* Yellow-tailed rat – Rattus xanthurus
* [ ] – Taeromys arcuatus
* Beautiful-tailed rat – Taeromys callitrichus
* [ ] – Taeromys hamatus
* [ ] – Tateomys macrocercus
* – Tateomys rhinogradoides
* Southern long-nosed squirrel – Hyosciurus heinrichi
* Northern tree squirrel – Prosciurillus murinus
* Red-bellied squirrel – Rubrisciurus rubriventer

* Maleo – Macrocephalon maleo
* Philippine Scrubfowl – Megapodius cumingii
* Blue-breasted Quail – Coturnix chinensis
* Red Junglefowl – Gallus gallus
* Spotted Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna guttata
* Wandering Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna arcuata
* Pacific Black Duck – Anas superciliosa
* Indonesian Teal – Anas gibberifrons
* Hardhead – Aythya australis
* Sulawesi Woodpecker – Dendrocopos temminckii
* Ashy Woodpecker – Mulleripicus fulvus
* Sulawesi Hornbill – Penelopides exarhatus
* Knobbed Hornbill – Aceros cassidix
* Purple-winged Roller – Coracias temminckii
* Dollarbird – Eurystomus orientalis
* Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
* Blue-eared Kingfisher – Alcedo meninting
* Sulawesi Kingfisher – Ceyx fallax
* Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher – Cittura cyanotis
* Black-billed Kingfisher – Pelargopsis melanorhyncha
* Collared Kingfisher – Todirhamphus chloris
* Green-backed Kingfisher – Actenoides monachus
* Scaly Kingfisher – Actenoides princeps
* Purple-bearded Bee-eater – Meropogon forsteni
* Blue-tailed Bee-eater – Merops philippinus
* Rainbow Bee-eater – Merops ornatus
* Sulawesi Hawk-Cuckoo – Cuculus crassirostris
* Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo – Cuculus fugax
* Oriental Cuckoo – Cuculus saturatus
* Plaintive Cuckoo – Cacomantis merulinus
* Rusty-breasted Cuckoo – Cacomantis sepulcralis
* Little Bronze-Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx minutillus
* Gould’s Bronze-Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx russatus
* Drongo Cuckoo – Surniculus lugubris
* Asian Koel – Eudynamys scolopacea
* Black-billed Koel – Eudynamys melanorhyncha
* Channel-billed Cuckoo – Scythrops novaehollandiae
* Yellow-billed Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchus
* Lesser Coucal – Centropus bengalensis
* Bay Coucal – Centropus celebensis
* Yellow-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua sulphurea
* Ornate Lorikeet – Trichoglossus ornatus
* Yellow-and-green Lorikeet – Trichoglossus flavoviridis
* Golden-mantled Racquet-tail – Prioniturus platurus
* Blue-backed Parrot – Tanygnathus sumatranus
* Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot – Loriculus stigmatus
* Red-billed Hanging-Parrot – Loriculus exilis
* Glossy Swiftlet – Collocalia esculenta
* Moluccan Swiftlet – Aerodramus infuscata
* Uniform Swiftlet – Aerodramus vanikorensis
* Edible-nest Swiftlet – Aerodramus fuciphagus
* White-throated Needletail – Hirundapus caudacutus
* Purple Needletail – Hirundapus celebensis
* Fork-tailed Swift – Apus pacificus
* Grey-rumped Treeswift – Hemiprocne longipennis
* Minahassa Masked-Owl – Tyto inexspectata
* Sulawesi Owl – Tyto rosenbergii
* Sulawesi Scops-Owl – Otus manadensis
* Ochre-bellied Hawk-Owl – Ninox ochracea
* Speckled Hawk-Owl – Ninox punctulata
* Satanic Eared-Nightjar – Eurostopodus diabolicus
* Great Eared-Nightjar – Eurostopodus macrotis
* Sulawesi Nightjar – Caprimulgus celebensis
* Savanna Nightjar – Caprimulgus affinis
* Rock Pigeon – Columba livia
* Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
* Red Collared-Dove – Streptopelia tranquebarica
* Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove – Macropygia amboinensis
* White-faced Cuckoo-Dove – Turacoena manadensis
* Emerald Dove – Chalcophaps indica
* Stephan’s Dove – Chalcophaps stephani
* Sulawesi Ground-Dove – Gallicolumba tristigmata
* Pink-necked Green-Pigeon – Treron vernans
* Grey-cheeked Green-Pigeon – Treron griseicauda
* Red-eared Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus fischeri
* Maroon-chinned Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus subgularis
* Superb Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus superbus
* Black-naped Fruit-Dove – Ptilinopus melanospila
* White-bellied Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula forsteni
* Grey-headed Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula radiata
* Green Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula aenea
* White Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula luctuosa
* Sombre Pigeon – Cryptophaps poecilorrhoa
* Barred Rail – Gallirallus torquatus
* Buff-banded Rail – Gallirallus philippensis
* Slaty-breasted Rail – Gallirallus striatus
* Snoring Rail – Aramidopsis plateni
* Bald-faced Rail – Gymnocrex rosenbergii
* Isabelline Waterhen – Amaurornis isabellinus
* White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus
* White-browed Crake – Porzana cinerea
* Purple Swamphen – Porphyrio porphyrio
* Watercock – Gallicrex cinerea
* Common Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
* Dusky Moorhen – Gallinula tenebrosa
* Sulawesi Woodcock – Scolopax celebensis
* Swinhoe’s Snipe – Gallinago megala
* Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus
* Common Greenshank – Tringa nebularia
* Wood Sandpiper – Tringa glareola
* Common Sandpiper – Tringa hypoleucos
* Comb-crested Jacana – Irediparra gallinacea
* White-headed Stilt – Himantopus leucocephalus
* Pacific Golden-Plover – Pluvialis fulva
* Little Ringed Plover – Charadrius dubius
* Whiskered Tern – Chlidonias hybridus
* Jerdon’s Baza – Aviceda jerdoni
* Barred Honey-buzzard – Pernis celebensis
* Bat Hawk – Macheiramphus alcinus
* Black-winged Kite – Elanus caeruleus
* Black Kite – Milvus migrans
* Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus
* White-bellied Fish-Eagle – Haliaeetus leucogaster
* Lesser Fish-Eagle – Ichthyophaga humilis
* Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle – Spilornis rufipectus
* Spotted Harrier – Circus assimilis
* Sulawesi Goshawk – Accipiter griseiceps
* Spot-tailed Goshawk – Accipiter trinotatus
* Small Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nanus
* Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk – Accipiter rhodogaster
* Rufous-winged Buzzard – Butastur liventer
* Black Eagle – Ictinaetus malayensis
* Rufous-bellied Eagle – Hieraaetus kienerii
* Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle – Spizaetus lanceolatus
* Spotted Kestrel – Falco moluccensis
* Oriental Hobby – Falco severus
* Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinu

* Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
* Oriental Darter – Anhinga melanogaster
* Little Pied Cormorant – Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
* Yellow Bittern – Ixobrychus sinensis
* Cinnamon Bittern – Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
* Black Bittern – Ixobrychus flavicollis
* Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax
* Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
* Purple Heron – Ardea purpurea
* Great Egret – Ardea alba
* Intermediate Egret – Ardea intermedia
* Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis
* Javan Pond-Heron – Ardeola speciosa
* Striated Heron – Butorides striatus
* Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus
* Australian Pelican – Pelecanus conspicillatus
* Woolly-necked Stork – Ciconia episcopus
* Hooded Pitta – Pitta sordida
* Red-bellied Pitta – Pitta erythrogaster
* Sulawesi Myzomela – Myzomela chloroptera
* Dark-eared Myza – Myza celebensis
* White-eared Myza – Myza sarasinorum
* Golden-bellied Gerygone – Gerygone sulphurea
* Olive-flanked Whistler – Hylocitrea bonensis
* Maroon-backed Whistler – Coracornis raveni
* Sulphur-bellied Whistler – Pachycephala sulfuriventer
* Slender-billed Crow – Corvus enca
* Piping Crow – Corvus typicus
* White-breasted Woodswallow – Artamus leucorynchus
* Ivory-backed Woodswallow – Artamus monachus
* Black-naped Oriole – Oriolus chinensis
* Cerulean Cuckooshrike – Coracina temminckii
* White-rumped Cuckooshrike – Coracina leucopygia
* Pygmy Cuckooshrike – Coracina abbotti
* Slender-billed Cicadabird – Coracina tenuirostris
* Sulawesi Cicadabird – Coracina morio
* White-rumped Triller – Lalage leucopygialis
* White-shouldered Triller – Lalage sueurii
* Rusty-bellied Fantail – Rhipidura teysmanni
* Hair-crested Drongo – Dicrurus hottentottus
* Sulawesi Drongo – Dicrurus montanus
* Black-naped Monarch – Hypothymis azurea
* Geomalia – Geomalia heinrichi
* Red-backed Thrush – Zoothera erythronota
* Sulawesi Thrush – Cataponera turdoides
* Great Shortwing – Heinrichia calligyna
* Grey-streaked Flycatcher – Muscicapa griseisticta
* Asian Brown Flycatcher – Muscicapa dauurica
* Mugimaki Flycatcher – Ficedula mugimaki
* Snowy-browed Flycatcher – Ficedula hyperythra
* Rufous-throated Flycatcher – Ficedula rufigula
* Little Pied Flycatcher – Ficedula westermanni
* Island Flycatcher – Eumyias panayensis
* Blue-fronted Flycatcher – Cyornis hoevelli
* Sulawesi Blue-Flycatcher – Cyornis omissus
* Citrine Canary-Flycatcher – Culicicapa helianthea
* Pied Bushchat – Saxicola caprata
* Short-tailed Starling – Aplonis minor
* Asian Glossy Starling – Aplonis panayensis
* Sulawesi Myna – Basilornis celebensis
* White-necked Myna – Streptocitta albicollis
* Fiery-browed Myna – Enodes erythrophris
* Finch-billed Myna – Scissirostrum dubium
* Malia – Malia grata
* Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica
* Pacific Swallow – Hirundo tahitica
* Zitting Cisticola – Cisticola juncidis
* Golden-headed Cisticola – Cisticola exilis
* Mountain White-eye – Zosterops montanus
* Lemon-bellied White-eye – Zosterops chloris
* Black-crowned White-eye – Zosterops atrifrons
* Streak-headed White-eye – Lophozosterops squamiceps
* Chestnut-backed Bush-Warbler – Bradypterus castaneus
* Gray’s Grasshopper-Warbler – Locustella fasciolata
* Oriental Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus orientalis
* Clamorous Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus stentoreus
* Mountain Tailorbird – Orthotomus cuculatus
* Mountain Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus trivirgatus
* Sulawesi Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus sarasinorum
* Tawny Grassbird – Megalurus timoriensis
* Sulawesi Babbler – Trichastoma celebense
* Yellow-sided Flowerpecker – Dicaeum aureolimbatum
* Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker – Dicaeum nehrkorni
* Grey-sided Flowerpecker – Dicaeum celebicum
* Plain-throated Sunbird – Anthreptes malacensis
* Black Sunbird – Nectarinia aspasia
* Olive-backed Sunbird – Nectarinia jugularis
* Crimson Sunbird – Aethopyga siparaja
* Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus
* Yellow Wagtail – Motacilla flava
* Grey Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea
* Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch – Erythrura hyperythra
* Blue-faced Parrotfinch – Erythrura trichroa
* Black-faced Munia – Lonchura molucca
* Scaly-breasted Munia – Lonchura punctulata
* Southern Black-headed Munia – Lonchura atricapilla
* Pale-headed Munia – Lonchura pallida
* Mountain Serin – Serinus estherae

* Sulawesi Tortoise – Indotestudo forstenii?
* Asian Box Turtle – Cuora amboinensis
* Sulawesi Forest Turtle – Leucocephalon yuwonoi
* Bronchocela celebensis
* Crested Lizard – Bronchocela cristatella
* Draco beccarii
* Hydrosaurus amboinensis
* Flat-tailed Gecko – Cosymbotus platyurus
* Cyrtodactylus jellesmae
* Four-clawed Gecko – Gehyra mutilata
* Tokay – Gekko gecko
* Spotted House Gecko – Gekko monarchus
* House Gecko – Hemidactylus frenatus
* Dibamus celebensis
* Blue-tailed Skink – Emoia caeruleocauda
* Lygosoma bowringii
* Common Sun Skink – Mabuya multifasciata
* Sphenomorphus parvus
* Sphenomorphus variegatus
* Common Water Monitor – Varanus salvator
* Cylindrophus celebensis
* Reticulated Python – Python reticulatus
* Sunbeam Snake – Xenopeltis unicolor
* Green Whip Snake – Ahaetulla prasina
* Mangrove Cat Snake – Boiga dendrophila
* Brown Tree Snake – Boiga irregularis
* Paradise Tree Snake – Chrysopelea paradisii
* Striped Bronze-back – Dendrelaphis caudolineatus
* Red-fronted Racer – Elaphe erythrura
* Jansen’s Racer – Elaphe janseni
* Oligodon waandersi
* Mock Viper – Psammodynastes pulverulentus
* Rabdion forsteni
* Yellowbelly Water Snake – Enhydris plumbea
* Amphiesma celebicum
* Rhabdophis callistus
* Triangled Keelback – Xenochrophis trianguligerus
* Indonesian Spitting Cobra – Naja sputatrix?
* King Cobra – Ophiophagus hannah
* Wagler’s Pit-Viper – Tropidolaemus wagleri

* Bufo celebensis
* Kaloula albotuberculata
* Kaloula baleata
* Four-lined Tree Frog – Polypedates leucomystax
* Rhacophorus georgii
* Crab-eating Frog – Fejervarya cancrivora
* Fejervarya limnocharis
* Limnonectes modestus
* Occidozyga celebensis?
* Occidozyga semipalmata?
* Rana arfaki
* Rana celebensis
* Rana chalconota
* Rana everetti
* Rana macrops
* Rana mocquardi
* Rana sanguinea


Spirits of the past haunt megalith site

Oct 7, 2008 (Source: Thejakartapost.com)
Spirits of the past haunt megalith site

It was a hot morning and the roads were already busy in Watunonju village of Donggala regency, around 25 kilometers from Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi.

The community was abuzz with activity as people headed toward the nearby rice fields. On the banks of the rivers that passed through the area, women could be seen washing as men sharpened their machetes ready for a day of work in the fields.

In Watunonju, there is a famous archaeological site the government has named the Watunonju Olden Days Archaeological Site Park. The location has been well organized; it is neat and looks attractive – contrasting with other archaeological sites in the region.

For those keen on conducting research on megaliths, or large stone structures, the Watunonju Olden Days Archaeological Site Park is a must-see.

Visitors to the park are often astonished by the positioning of the stones, which are of various shapes and sizes, and present a picture of the region’s past.

According to members of the community, those with a strong sixth sense are able to feel a mysterious life force at the site.

“Seventy students from the Biromaru and Palu State high schools were possessed by a spirit when they came on a field tour not long ago,” A H Laturadja, 38, a community member, told The Jakarta Post recently.

Furthermore, he said, a young man who didn’t believe in spirits deliberately fooled around at the location and after jumping the barrier fence did not return to his home for five days.

He could not be found, even though community members searched for him tirelessly. He was eventually found sleeping atop one of the megaliths in the park.

Inside the park, which is almost a hectare square, there are 14 stones of various sizes. Information on the discovery of these stones was first published in 1898 by Dr Kruyt in his book Poso naar Sigi en Lindu.

Apart from the megaliths, there is also the grave of Karandja Lemba, a member of a noble family and freedom fighter. Karandja fought against the Dutch and was exiled to Java, where he passed away. Two years ago, his skeleton was returned to Watunonju and buried in the park.

A main building located in the center of the park is used as a rest room for visitors and functions as a place for customary law meetings. At the back of the building are two smaller structures, known as gampiri.

A gampiri, traditionally made from tree branches and sago palms, is a structure that stores harvested rice. The two gampiri in the park are thought to be from the Sigi Kingdom period.

The Watunonju Olden Days Archaeological Site Park is maintained and guarded by six local community members who look after the stones and provide information about the heritage site to visitors.

The park is well maintained; compared to other megalith sites in the villages of Doda, Bada, Pendolo, South Lore and North Lore of Poso regency, and in Tulo, Kulawi, Pipikiro and Bangga of Donggala Regency, which have long been neglected.

Lacking proper maintenance, these historically rich sites are deteriorating at a rapid rate, with many of the heritage stones being stolen and shipped to other islands – and countries – for sale.


This region is inhabited by indigenous peoples Ngata Toro. Local rules divide the Ngata Toro Customary in several categories, namely: Wana Ngkiki (protection zone), Wana (forest for wildlife), Pangale (secondary forests over 25 years), Oma (forest exploitation zones that can be converted to agriculture), Pongota (settlement) and Polidaa (rice field and dry land farming). Local governance in Toro consists of three elements, namely: Institute of deliberations, the Council of Indigenous and Government Ngata. One part of the Government responsible Ngata in the field of security and guarding Ngata, including the Tondo Ngata forests. Membership Tondo Ngata, determined through customary deliberation. For the members of the Tondo Ngata, keep Ngata is a call for the maintenance of public life Toro, present and future. With its activities, Tondo Ngata is very helpful TNLL Hall. Recognition TNLL Hall on indigenous peoples in Toro, was in line with conservation objectives are implemented.


The region has keasrian tropical forests rich in biodiversity. A combination of diversity of flora and fauna species provide clear evidence of the wealth of natural forest in Lore Lindu National Park. Various bird species endemic to Sulawesi island can be found in this area. One of these bird species are unique in terms of a large egg size, the bird is a bird maleo (Macrocephalon maleo). This area is a habitat for native birds due maleo geothermal sources (geothermal) as a condition of reproducing naturally. Saluki territory further provides a source of food for survival maleo bird species, with seeds ketersedianya from pecan tree (Aleurites mollucana) and fig (Ficus sp.) That grow in this region. The existence of these birds becoming increasingly desperate in their natural habitat due to insistence of community activities. However, the initiative was born and also the active participation of some of the Saluki community care and aware of the importance of wildlife maleo in nature, with groups forming and pioneered the care of animals which will concern the conservation of bird species that became the pride of this community of Central Sulawesi. This group is called “Hoof Maleo” whose members numbered about 16 people, voluntarily and unconditionally and helped Forest seeks always to keep and maintain the forest area in the Saluki from various disturbances of forest damage. It was an awareness (awarness) from the local community should support real-Lore Lindu National Park.


Regions TNLL in Sedoa, especially Anaso area, has a diversity of high bird species, especially birds Allo / Sulawesi Hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix), so the potential to be bird watching tourism. There are 15 endemic genera of birds from Sulawesi sub-region who live in this region, 23 bird species globally threatened with extinction, and 17 species are categorized as near threatened with extinction (near threatened). At this location has implemented programs Community Conservation Agreement (KKM). The program is facilitated by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with the aim of re-greening locations already opened, in the area of Lore Lindu National Park. To coordinate and implement KKM, TNC established Lembaga Adat Village (LKD). This village-level institution composed of representatives from all organizations in the village, which consists of: the village government, BPD, Institute of Indigenous and other community leaders. This program has been providing visible benefits to the conservation of National Park, which affects the decreasing activity by collecting forest products community. This is due to the introduction of rules and regulations of the LKD, so that the exploitation of forest resources can be monitored.

Valley Besoa

The real work of civilization was born from progenitor Besoa Valley, in the form magalit statues are still standing firm emits high culture of the society to the present. The sculptures of hundreds to thousands of old this year, spread over the region Bariri, Doda, Hanggira, Lempe and Baliura.



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