Longitude (DD) 119.45687358 Latitude (DD) -9.73511690 Designation Protection Forest Status Designated Current Status Not Known IUCN Category VI Documented Total Area (ha) 12.000 GIS Total Area (ha) 18.284
Manupeu Tanah Daru National Park is located on the island of Sumba in Indonesia. This national park consists plenty of steepy slopes. There are about 118 plant species protected in this national park including Toona sureni (suren), Sterculia foetida (taduk), Schleichera oleosa (kesambi), Alstonia scholaris (pulai, Ditabark), Tamarindus indica (asam, Tamarind), Aleurites moluccana (kemiri, Candlenut), jambu hutan (Syzygium sp.), cemara gunung (Casuarina sp.), and Lantana camara (lantana, Spanish Flag).
There are also 87 species of birds protected in this region, with 7 bird taxa are endemic to the island of Sumba. These are Sumba Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata), Sumba Green-pigeon (Treron teysmannii), Sumba Flycatcher (Ficedula harterti), Sumba Cicadabird (Coracina dohertyi, Apricot-breasted Sunbird (Nectarinia buettikoferi) and Sumba Hornbill (Aceros everetti).
57 species of butterflies are also protected here, 7 of them are endemic to this island. These are Papilio neumoegenii, Ideopsis oberthurii, Delias fasciata, Junonia adulatrix, Athyma karita, Sumalia chilo, and Elimnia amoena.
Born in the Netherlands on 23-04-1940 and passed away in Bali on 25-05-2015. Farelli was the pseudonym of a remarkable man who was infused with an obsessive desire to create things that did not yet exist. Born in the Netherlands in 1940 Dolf Versteegh left his home country in 1990 in order to start a new life on the Island of Bali. Without any formal education he reinvented himself as an architect, as a designer of furniture, as a sculptor and as a writer.
As a teenager Dolf spent only three years in High School but he kept studying history and the natural world all his life and during his last 25 years on Bali he revealed himself not only as versatile artist but also as a formidable scholar of biology.
Farelli was a prolific creator of web content and what he has left behind will remain standing as a great monument to his creative spirit, his ingenuity and his never-ending search for knowledge.