GORONTALO &HUTAN NANTU -
THE ECOLOGY OF SULAWESI
Hutan Nantu is the best and comprehensive to develop of the science specially Flora – Fauna endemic Sulawesi. This tropical forest is still virgin and living endemic animal of Sulawesi. Some of the reserhers recommended that, Hutan Nantu is the best ecotourism destination in Indonesia even though in Asia.
Gorontalo province mostly contains of mountainous area that stretches form the north to the south of the province. The Mountainous panorama of Gorontalo is magnificent.
The mountains and forests are the homes of unique animals and trees. Anoa, tarsius, maleo bird, babi rusa (deer pig) are among the rare species that can be found here. Maleo, for instance, is a species of birds which lay eggs bigger than themselves.
While Tarsius is the smallest primate in the world; it has approximately 10 cm length.
You can find Ebony, Lingua, Nantu, Meranti and Rattan trees in Gorontalo’s forest. In the south part of Gorontalo’s sea, which is known as “Teluk Tomini”, there are a number of small islands which spreads around the sea. Those islands are still unsettled and beautiful white sands surround each of them.
Teluk Tomini (Tomini Bay) is a heaven for divers, because the geographic position of “Teluk Tomini” itself, which is crossed by the equator line, has naturally presented various kinds of sea creature inside.