Entries by Muhtar Ahmad

Rinjani Ecosystem on Lombok Island

A. Description of Rinjani Ecosystem The large Rinjani Mountain has an rea of ± 125,000 hectares or around 26.50 % of the ecoregion and its forest area are the largest, around 86.11 % of the total area (146.022 ha). Protected areas completely represent forest types, namely savannahs, semi-deciduous forests, lower mountain-range evergreen forests and tropical mountain-range […]

Reforestation, Forest Enrichment, and Greening Is Badly Needed For Mt. Rinjani Forest Areas and Surrounding Lands

Rinjani Highlight Huge areas of forest in Indonesia have already been lost. Only around 30 percent of the pristine Indonesian tropical forests are now remained. Similar situation exists in Lombok island; in which of its 141,000Ha of forested lands (30% of the Lombok total land – 465000 Ha), only about 45% percent are well preserved. […]

The Story of Rinjani Trek Eco Tourism

At 3.726m, Mt. Rinjani is the second highest volcano peak in Indonesia and is a part of the celebrated “Ring of Fire”. Forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and act as the main water-catchment for the island of Lombok. Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within a major bio-geographical transition […]

Senaru Village

The cool, flower-filled mountain village of Senaru on the slopes of Mt. Rinjani stretches up a hillside spur along a winding road above Bayan. It is a scenic 2.5 hours drive from Mataram or or Senggigi to Senaru. The Desa includes the hamlets of Senaru, Batu Koq, Tumpang Sari, and all offer accommodation in simple […]

Facts about Rinjani

The park covers an area of 41,330 ha on the northern part of Lombok. At 3726m it is the second highest volcano in Indonesia, part of the infamous ring of fire that encircles the basin of the Pacific. It is surrounded by further 66,000 ha of Protection Forest also covers the three administrative districts. The […]

Gunung Rinjani National Park

Mt. Rinjani forms the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia, part of the celebrated “Ring of Fire”. The dramatic landscape has been created over millions of years of cone-building, violent explosions, and erosion. Forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and act as water-colections for the whole of Lombok. For […]