SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH , THE CENTER OF TURTLE BREEDING AT MERU BETIRI NATIONAL PARK

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Sukamade Turtle beach , located at Banyuwangi East Java. Banyuwangi had a piece of heaven in the form of national parks of Meru Betiri National Park (MBNP ) in district Pesanggran. Located approximately 97 km to the southwest of the city of Banyuwangi, MBNP got an awful lot of destinations that can be visited by the traveler.

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One of the charms of MBNP of course is the Sukamade Turtle beach. This beach is known since the colonial era began Netherlands in 1927. The area around Sukamade Turtle beach  at that time made the estate commercial plants such as rubber, coffee and chocolate. The Government of Indonesia himself recently declared the Meru Betiri National Park as a national park in 1997. Sukamade Turtle Beach is one of the attractions found in the zone of intensive utilization of MBNP a very potential for ecotourism activities. Attractions can be done are the observations of turtles lay eggs, the release of dive, bird watching, camping, observation of rafflesia, and canoeing.

SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH IS THE HABITAT OF TURTLES SPAWN

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Sukamade Turtle Beach habitat is the place the turtle lay eggs. Of the seven sea turtle species left in the world, Indonesia is home to six species of egg-laying turtles. And four species of turtles that lay eggs on the beaches of Sukamade. All four species are the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata), Slengkrah Turtle (Lepidochelys olivaceae), and Leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriaceae). Sukamade Turtle Beach is the most easy to see green turtles lay eggs.

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Tourists can witness directly the activities of turtle ride to the beach, laying or merely memeti. In this place there is a natural spring hatching to incubate turtle eggs that have been collected by the clerk. Tourists can partake actively in turtle conservation efforts by following the release of dive activities into the sea after hatching on semi-natural hatched.

ENJOY THE PROCESS OF RELEASE OF HUNDREDS OF TURTLES INTO THE SEA ON SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH

So in the past, the turtle on the beach Sukamade had endangered due to being hunted by the local community. But now there is a special breeding turtles which gather eggs planted for later released after kids turtle (dive) hatch. To see turtles laying eggs, visitors can take a guided tour which starts in the evening–because usually the turtle begins to climb onto the beach at around 19.30 and returning to the sea after 23.00. The participants who watched the turtles lay eggs is recommended not to use flash for the camera and make no noise. This is caused the turtles afraid of noise and light. Choose where the turtles lay their eggs away from the reach of the waves of the sea turtle eggs hatch is difficult because if exposed to sea water.

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In addition , hundreds of eggs a turtle landfilled and then taken to the place of captivity. After going through a time of 60-75 days the eggs will hatch and after 2 weeks passed, the dive will be released on the beach. Visitors can also participate to the shore dive release. Dives that eventually will return to the beaches of Sukamade to store eggs. But unfortunately, from thousands of dive that is removable, it may be just few in number who were able to survive until adulthood and laying back on Sukamade Turtle beach due to an awful lot of natural predators in the ocean or being hunted by humans.

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A TRIP FULL OF STRUGGLE TO ACHIEVE THE SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH

To reach MBNP, a traveler could through Banyuwangi Regency in the East, with time-consuming travel approximately 2-3 hours using a motor vehicle. It could be through Jember District on the West side with a travel time a bit longer. This is caused by the line to MBNP was quite steep and not smooth. Some lines even simply just a walk or climb the two-Wheeler.

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It took a struggle to get to this beach is extra, but for a spirited adventure must be very challenged once for a visit to the beaches of Sukamade. Sukamade Turtle Beach is located in the village of Sarongan, district Pesanggaran, Banyuwangi Regency. Precisely in the area of National Park Meru betiri and is also one of the Diamonds in Triangle Banyuwangi, after G-Beach Land and the Ijen crater. To reach this beach from we start from the Terminal Jajag, was a small terminal at the southern part of Banyuwangi. This terminal also in skip the buses from the city of Banyuwangi, Jember, nor so we live search  bus to Department Jajag. From Jajag the trip continues towards Pesanggaran using public transportation, and continue to use the special trucks to transport food from Pesanggaran towards Sukamade.

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During a trip to Sukamade Turtle Beach, there are many attractions that can be visited. Before it reaches the coast, it is worth visiting the Sukamade Bay Green. This small Bay has water the color of green algae green pigmented in Gulf waters. Visitors can go to Japan on the coast of Goa Bandealit, which during World War II for Defense Army of Japan. Then, if your lucky it could also see a flower of Rafflesia zollingeriona in the Woods MBNP.

The trip also will not be lonely because of the large number of long-tailed monkeys in the forest. MBNP forest is the habitat of various species of fauna such as Bull, Leopard, flying squirrel, and the former MBNP is the last habitat of the Javan Tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica)-which is now extinct. In addition, there are also mangrove forests (mangroves) near Sukamade Turtle beach frequently used for canoeing, swimming, practicing windsurfing, to learn to sail a small boat.

Finally , enjoy the tourist attractions in the city of Banyuwangi, East Java that the exotic and beautiful. The natural beauty and the beaches are still very Virgin.

Welvome to Indonesian Paradise … I Love Indonesia

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