Derawan Islands

Date of Submission: 07/02/2005
Criteria: (x)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Emvironment
Coordinates: N 2°15'' E 118°25'
Ref.: 2007
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Description

Stretching over 100 miles along the coast of East Kalimantan, the Derawan island chain is one of the most biologically rich areas in all of Indonesia. Here, water from the Berau river mixing with the Sulawesi Sea created a unique seascape characterized by a broad river delta leading to a scattered groupings of patch reefs, fringing reefs, and atolls.