Discover Indonesia's Biodiversity and Conservation in 360
Located in the epicentre of the Coral Triangle, the most diverse and biologically complex marine ecosystem on the planet, Indonesia boasts one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with over 500 species of mammals, 781 species of reptiles, and over 1500 species of birds. It matches the richness and diversity of the Amazon rainforest.
Underwater, it is home to over 600 reef-building coral species (75 percent of all species known to science); 3000 species of reef fish (40 percent of the world’s coral reef species); 6 of the world’s 7 marine turtle species; and three-quarters of known molluscs.
In fact, the diversity of Indonesian marine life is hard to be precisely reported, new species are still being described and many more are still unknown.
Indonesia has the largest and most biodiverse coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses of any country in the world. Sadly, all are under pressure.
Many tourism operators throughout Indonesia are working hard to conserve their local natural environment. There are myriad conservation programs in place throughout the archipelago, from mangrove regeneration programs to coral nurseries and locally managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Impact Adventures features several remote tourism experiences amongst its portfolio of tours, that showcase this biodiversity and include visits to communities that are actively involved in conservation programs.
Tojo Una Una | Komodo National Park | Tanjung Puting National Park | Raja Ampat | North Sumatra | Belu Regency |Maumere Bay