BALURAN NATIONAL PARK

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Baluran National Park is located in Situbondo Regency, East Java, Indonesia. It has a relatively dry climate and mainly consists of savanna (40%), as well as lowland forests, mangrove forests and hills, with Mount Baluran (1,247m) as its highest peak.[2]

Baluran National Park is situated at the north-eastern extremity of Java, close to the islands of Bali and Madura. The park is bordered by the Madura Strait to the north, the Bali Strait to the east, the river Bajulmati (Wonorejo village) to the west and the river Klokoran (Sumberanyar village) to the south. The park is a rough circle, with the extinct volcano, Baluran, at its centre.

The park is host to 26 species of mammals, including the endangered banteng, Sumatran dhole, Indian muntjac, Java mouse-deer, fishing cat, Javan leopard and Javan lutung. The banteng population decreased from 338 in 1996 to just 26 in 2012.

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Mount Ijen, famous for its Ijen Crater, is one of the active volcanoes in Java. Standing at 2,443 above sea levell, the crater is surrounded by a wall as tall as 300-500 metres. The Ijen Crater is frequently visited by travelers from both domestic and international. The area is located between three regencies; Situbondo, Bondowoso and Banyuwangi.