Huma FOTO: RON AGUSTA
Conservation of biodiversity is an attempt to save life on earth and keeping the ecosystem in order to remain natural and healthy. The existence of a conservation area in a geopark is a must. Ciletuh National Geopark has conservation areas for the protection of biodiversity in natural ecosystems in terms of primary forests and secondary forests namely: Tangkubanparahu, Sukawayana; Cikepuh Nature Reserves; Sukawayana Natural park; Cibanteng Wildlife managed by the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) and Green Turtle Conservation managed by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources.
Cibanteng Wildlife and Cikepuh Nature Reserve serves as a protected area for wildlife such as turtle (Chelonia mydas and Chelonia imbricata), buffalo (Bos javanicus), deer (Indian muntjac). Other animals such as panthera pardus melas, sea eagle, hylobates moloch,presbytis comata, Javanese monkey (trachypithecus auratus), rhyticeros undulatus, long-tailed macaca fasiculata; sus scrofa, varanus sp., squirrel, snakes, and various species of birds. In addition, there are other varieties of fauna underwater of Ciletuh Bay.
Kawasan Konservasi FOTO: WINANTRIS
This conservation area has a diversity of rare and endemic plants such as various types of bamboo, Laban, Malacca, Jeunti, billowing, Santigi, Waru, Sonokeling, various kinds of mangroves that grow in coastal areas. Raflesia Padma also grow around the Puncakmanik falls, Gunung Cupu, and Cipeucang. In addition there is also a diversity of coral reefs underwater of Ciletuh Bay.
Bambu untuk bagang FOTO: RON AGUSTA