Home Meru Betiri National Park Meru Betiri National Park represents mangrove, swamp forest and lowland rain forest in Java.
This national park is the habitat of rare plants, namely Raflesia flower (Rafflesia zollingeriana), and several other plant species such as mangrove (Rhizophora sp.), Fire-fire (Avicennia sp.), Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus), nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum), Rengas (Gluta renghas), bungur (Lagerstroemia speciosa), Pulai (Alstonia scholaris), bendo (Artocarpus elasticus), and several types of medicinal plants.
In addition, Meru National Park Betiri have protected animals, including 29 species of mammals and 180 species of birds. Among them are the banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), leopard (Panthera pardus weld), ajag (Cuon alpinus javanicus), bobcat (Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis), deer (Cervus timorensis Russa), flying squirrels red tail (Iomys horsfieldii), peacock (Pavo muticus), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill Ridel / ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea).
Meru National Park, famous as the last habitat Betiri camouflage Java tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) a rare and protected. Until now, these animals can never be found again and is estimated to have been extinct. Extinction of the tiger stripe Java means extinction of three species of tigers from eight species in the world (the Caspian tiger in Iran, the Bali tiger and the tiger of Java in Indonesia). This national park has its own characteristics which is a habitat for leatherback turtles, hawksbill, green turtle, and turtle Ridel / cracked on Sukamade Beach. In the coastal built some simple facilities for breeding turtles with extinction.
Some locations / attractions to be visited:
Rajegwesi Beach: Marine tourism, swimming, observation of animal / plant and cultural tourism (traditional fishermen). Sumbersari: Grazing area of 192 hectares to see the attraction of animals like sambar, deer, antelope and natural laboratory for research. Sukamade Beach: See the attraction of sea turtles are laying eggs, camping, windsurfing and observation of plants / animals. Green Bay: Explore the forests, marine tourism and swimming.
The best season for visiting: February to July each year.
How to reach the location: 1) Surabaya-Jember-Ambulu with a time of five hours (225 km) by car 2) Ambulu-Curahnongko-Bandealit three hours (31 km) 3) Surabaya-Banyuwangi-Jajag with six hours (342 km) then Jajag -Sarongan-Sukamade with three hours (60 km).