Java:: Banyuwangi and the eastern tip of Java

Java, Banyuwangi. Looking south towards Ketapang and Banyuwangi. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Java, Banyuwangi. Looking south towards Ketapang and Banyuwangi. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

On the easternmost part of Java there are three volcanoes that all are nature reserves; Bromo-Tengger, the Yang plateau and the Ijen plateau with Gunung Raung to the extreme east. There are also three additional reserves in this area, all located by the coast; Baluran animal reserve at the north east part, the most easily accessible, the Alas Purwo reserve on the south east part and the Meru Betiri reserve at the south coast.

In Meru Betiri it is said there are still a few remaining Javanese tigers lurking in the forest, but the species were last seen in the Ujung Kulon national park in 1950 and is unfortunately most likely extinct today.

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