Rabu, Desember 09, 2009

Butterfly Heaven in Maros

Butterfly Heaven in Maros

MAROS - National Park Bantimurung, Maros, South Sulawesi, became one of the most popular place for tourists, both local, national and foreign.

"Bantimurung National Park has many uniqueness which makes it as one of the tourist and recreation destination," said National Park officials Bantimurung, Abidin in Maros, Sunday (29/11).

He said the National Park Bantimurung a natural park the proudest people of South Sulawesi. Because of its location in the valley there is a steep limestone hill with tropical vegetation.

Not surprisingly, this area also became a limestone mining area as a cement raw material. Unfortunately, this kind of activity if continued would be very damaging nature and potential of tourism itself.

Bantimurung Nature Park is also famous for its waterfalls, caves, and the butterfly. This place is only about 30 kilometers (km) from Makassar City.

Abidin explains, species of butterflies in the butterfly museum also has Bantimurung two caves that can be used as a special interest tours, Batu Caves and Cave Dreams.

"Bantimurung is known as a butterfly paradise because of all the species here. At least 20 species of butterflies are protected by the government and established through Government Regulation No. 7 / 1999," he said.

Some unique species found only in Sulawesi, which is Troides helena Linne, Troides hypolitus Cramer, Troides haliphron Boisduval, Papilo adamantius, and Cethosia myrana.

He said that in 1856-1857 Alfred Russel Wallace spent most of his life here to examine different types of butterflies. "Wallace said Bantimurung is 'The Kingdom of Butterfly' he said.

"Therefore, based on studies of English people there are 150 species of butterflies here and this is the main attraction for tourists," he said.

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