Wakatobi National Park

Year of Declaration:  2017
Area (hectares): 1,390,000
Area and Location:

Located in Wakatobi District, Southeast Sulawesi Province



Located in the park is the Kaledupa Atoll which is also well-known as the longest single atoll in Asia Pacific region


Habitat Types:

The park has marine ecosystems (mangrove, seagrass and coral reefs)


Unique Flora:

11 species of seagrass where Thalassodendron ciliatum is most commonly found; 22 species of mangroves


Unique Fauna:

Some protected specied found in the park are Yellow-Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea), Pacific Reef Heron (Egretta sacra), Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Akar Bahar (Anthiphates, spp), Coconut Crab (Birgus latro), Horned Helmet (Cassis cornuta), Triton's trumpet (Charonia tritonis), Tridacna spp, Nautilus, green snail, etc.


Ecotourism Destination and Activities:

The potential types of natural and artificial cultures in some districts in Wakatobi include forts, palaces and mosques. 
In Wakatobi Island exist 3 famous traditional dances which can be promoted potentially as traditional culture of Wakatobi for supporting tourism promotion in Wakatobi. Those three dances are lariangi Dance (Kaledupa), Pajoge Dance, and Balumpa Dance (Binongko)


Biological Richness: • 590 fish species from 52 families with 647 Serranidae species
• 29 Napoleon Wrasse species
• 11 species of cetaceans consisting of six types of whales two species of sea turtles
• 32 species of 20 true mangrove families and 8 mangrove associates
• 17 families and 85 species of birds