Location:6-ª00′-6-ª05’S, 106-ª57′-107-ª02’E; 25 km northeast of Jakarta, Kabupaten Bekasi, West Java. Area:10,481 ha (undisturbed area c.l,000 ha). Altitude:0-15m. Description of site: A large estuarine zone of tidal mudflats, fish ponds and degraded mangrove scrub, with a patch of relatively undisturbed mangrove forest and freshwater swamp on the northern shore. Climatic conditions: Tropical monsoonal climate with the annual rainfall varying from 1,500 to 6,000 mm. The winds are westerly from December to February, and easterly in June and July. The temperature ranges from 23-32-ªC, the relative humidity from 77-99%. Principal vegetation: Mangrove communities with species of Rhizophora. Avicennia. Sonneratia. Bruguiera, and Nypa fruticans; freshwater swamp with Acanthus sp, Fimbristylis dichotoma and Phragmites karka. Land tenure: State owned (Forest Management Unit Ill, West Java). Conservation measures taken: None. Conservation measures proposed: The area has been proposed as a Nature Reserve. Land use: Aquaculture (fish ponds) in adjacent areas Land use: Aquaculture (fish ponds) in adjacent areas. Disturbances and threats: Coastal erosion and pollution by waste from nearby settlements. Economic and social values: The mangrove forest plays a valuable role in protecting the coastline against erosion. Fauna: Waterfowl include Phalocrocorax sp, Nycticorax nycticorax, Bubulcus ibis, Egreita spp, Ardea sp, Mycteria cinerea, Leptoptilos javanicus, Plegadis falcinellus and many migratory shorebirds. Mammals include Macaca fascicularis, Presbytis cristata, Panthera pardus and Sus sp. Reptiles include Varanus salvator and Mabouya multifasciata. Invertebrates include Terebralia sp, Telescopium telescopium, Coluta sp, Cerithium sp, Neritunis violacea and Castidule sp.
List of Birds (67 species) Species Red Data Book Cites Acridotheres javanicus Acrocephalus stentoreus Actitis hypoleucos Aegithina tiphia Alcedo atthis Alcedo coerulescens Amaurornis phoenicurus Anas gibberifrons Anhinga melanogaster Lower Risk Ardea cinerea Ardea purpurea Ardeola speciosa Artamus leucorhynchus Bubulcus ibis Butorides striatus Casmerodius albus Centropus bengalensis Collocalia esculenta Copsychus saularis Corvus macrorhynchos Cyornis rufigastra Delichon dasypus Dendrocopos macei Dendrocygna javanica Dicaeum trochileum Dicrurus macrocercus Egretta alba Egretta garzetta Egretta intermedia Egretta sacra Gerygone sulphurea Halcyon chloris
List of Mammals (3 species) Species Red Data Book Cites Macaca fascicularis Lower Risk App II Panthera pardus Endengered App I Trachypithecus cristatus Lower Risk App II
List of Mollusks (6 species) Species Red Data Book Cites Castidule sp. Cerithium sp. Coluta sp. Neritina violacea Telescopium telescopium Terebralia sp.
List of Reptiles (7 species) Species Red Data Book Cites Acrochordus granulatus Boiga dendrophila Cerberus rhynchops Gekko gekko Homalopsis buccata Mabuya multifasciata Varanus salvator App II
List of Vegetations (50 species) Species Red Data Book Cites Acanthus ilicifolius Acrostichum aureum Ageratum conyzoides Alocasia macrorrhiza Alternanthera sessilis Avicennia alba Avicennia marina Avicennia officinalis Avicennia sp. Axonopus compressus Bruguiera sexangula
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.