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The National Parks and Other Wild Places of Indonesia

Wildlife GuideOut of Print

Series: National Parks of the World

By: Gerald Cubitt and Janet Cochrane

176 pages, 300 col photos, maps

New Holland Publishers

Paperback | Apr 2004 | #129736 | ISBN: 1843303698
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Hardback | Jun 2000 | #77213 | ISBN: 1859741932
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About this book

Reveals an astonishing variety of landscapes, with practical advice for the visitor.


The National Parks and Other Wild Places of Indonesia comprises six main chapters which together cover each of the main islands or island groups that make up the country. Each chapter comprises in turn a number of different parks and wilderness areas - each of which is accompanied by a locator map and a visitor information panel with a summary of salient facts about the site. The introduction gives an overview of the country's biogeography, as well as a history of its parks and a summary of its current conservation issues. Reference material at the back includes full contact details for all sites covered, as well as a list of further reading and useful addresses. Glossary/Map Legend; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Map of Indonesia; Sumatra and Kalimantan; Leuser Ecosystem; Pulau Banyak Nature Reserve; Siberut National Park; Kerinci Seblat National Park; Way Kambas National Park; Tanjung Puting National Park; Java and Bali; Ujung Kulon National Park; Krakatau; Pulau Dua Nature Reserve; Gunung Halimun National Park; Thousand Islands Marine National Park; Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park; Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park; Meru Betiri National Park; Baluran National Park; Alas Purwo National Park; Bali Barat National Park; Sulawesi; Bunaken Marine National Park; Tangkoko Dua Saudara Nature Reserve; Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park; Togian Islands; Lore Lindu National Park; Wakatobi Marine National Park; Maluku; Halmahera; Manusela National Park; Banda Islands; Nusa Tenggara; Gunung Rinjani National Park; Komodo National Park; Ruteng Nature Recreation Park; Maumere Marine; Recreation Park; Irian Jaya Arfak Mountains Nature Reserve; Lorentz National Park; Wasur National Park; Summary of Conservation Areas; Useful Addresses; Further Reading; Index

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Janet Cochrane is a travel writer and nature tourism consultant who first became involved in Indonesian life on conservation projects for VSO. She has led many adventure tours to Indonesia's protected areas, and has written about them extensively. She is based in Hull, UK. Gerald Cubitt, who lives in Cape Town, South Africa, is a world renowned nature photographer and specialises in the wildlife and landscapes of South-east Asia. Among his many publications, Wild Malaysia, This is Malaysia and This is Borneo are all published by New Holland. Alain Compost runs the Archipelago slide agency in Indonesia and brings to his photography a lifetime's field experience and a skilful eye for the printed image. He lives in Bogor, Indonesia.

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