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Coinciding with Regent Hj Nina’s birthday, Kehati Park is officially a deer breeding place

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Indramayu Wildlife Park is the result of the revitalization of the Kayu Putih City Forest which
It is located on Jalan Pahlawan, Margadadi Village, Indramayu District. What’s the situation like now?

Adum Sastra, Indramayu

Coinciding with the 48th birthday of the Regent Hj Nina Agustina SH MH CRA, and the 76th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia. Regent Hj Nina accompanied by the President Director of PT. Polytama Propindo Didik Susilo, signed the inscription as a sign of the inauguration of the Kehati Park Timorensis Deer Hatchery.

Previously, the number one person in the Indramayu Regency Government wanted to open a mini zoo or mini zoo in the Kehati Park. However, from the results of a study by Prof. Hendra Gunawan, a representative from the Ministry of Environment’s Development Research Center.

He explained that the Kehati Park is a wetland that is considered unsuitable for a mini zoo. Kehati Park is more about the development of plant species. If it is forced, it is also not good for the animals to be placed. Because it is a wetland and close to residential areas. “We suggest choosing other friends. Especially those that are safer for animal life,” explained Prof. Hendra in front of the Indramayu Regent.

Regent Hj Nina agreed with Prof. Hendra Gunawan that the Kehati Park remained as a biodiversity park. He will try to find other land that is suitable as a mini zoo. Kehati Park still functions as a park and at the same time a deer captivity, “he explained.

Please note that the Indramayu Biodiversity Park has an area of ​​3.83 hectares or can be categorized as a Type A City Wildlife Park.

In baseline conditions, Kehati Park has 25 species with 714 tree trunks. In 2020, the number of species and the number of trees was added to 33 species and 838 tree trunks.
In 2021 the number of tree species will be increased to 43 species and the number of trees will be 938 trees.

Index of tree species diversity
continued to increase from 1.75 in 2020, to 2.23 in 2020 and increased further to 2.57 in 2021 or including the medium category.

Kehati Park is a brackish swamp ecosystem, it is characterized by the presence of brackish swamp puddles and the types of swamp trees that are planted and live with
good. Until 2021, 19 species of swamp trees have been planted, and 24 species of land trees have been planted.

The type of tree that dominates this Kehati Park is Kayu Putih (Melaleuca leucadendra) which is also known as Gelam, so that the swamp that
dominated by the type of gelam called Rawa Gelam. Rawa Gelam is generally found outside Java. (#)

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