Sulawesi lowland rain forests

WWF Abstract

North of Australia, the "star" shaped island of Sulawesi and its four surrounding islands are known for their distinctive plants and wildlife. Isolation from other landforms has lead to the evolution of plants and wildlife that can survive better in the diverse habitats offered by these islands. The species in this ecoregion can be seen as relatives of species from far-away places like Australia and Asia. This mixing has lead to a truly unique mammal community with huge tusked, fruit-eating pigs, a dwarf buffalo, four species of monkeys, and cuscuses.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Indonesia
Area:28,735,998 acres (11,629,046 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park
Bunaken Manado Tua Marine National Park
Danau Matano - Towuti Recreation Parks Nature Recreation Park
Gunung Ambang Nature Reserve
Gunung Manembo-nembo Nature Reserve Wildlife Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER