Latitude :
8 34 60 S Logitude : 122 23 0
Altitude :
0 to 431 metres
Area :
59450 ha Wetlands: 0 ha
Status : Marine recreation Park
Legislation : SK No. 126/Kpts-II/1987
Tenure : Government of Indonesia
Province :  
  Site Description  
  A large bay with eight islands: Pulau Besar, Pomana Besar, Pomana Kecil, Gosong Bone Atoll, Dambilah, Babi, Prarmahan, and Kondo islands. The coastal area is fringed by mangrove forests and coral reefs and sandy beaches (with dry beach forest). The landscape is beautiful and has high recreational value. Principal vegetation: Rhizophora sp., Sonneratia alba, Avicennia sp., Bruguiera sp. Teluk Maumere is the center for diving activity in east Flores. At least there are 13 dive sites in this Maumere Bay. The reefs of Maumere Bay were widely acknowledged to be among the finest in Asia. The major reefs occur around Pomana Besar island, and Damilahan island. The reefs are known to be rich in reef fish species. In December 1992, the seaside town of 40,000 people was smashed by a powerful earthquake, and a huge tidal wave (estimated to be over 10 m tall), and causing massive loss of life.  
  Site Location  
  Maumere Bay is located at the eastern part of Flores island. Maumere is the nearest town from the site. Maumere can be reached by plane (from Kupang, Bima, Denpasar, Ujung Pandang by Merpati Air); by sea (PELNI ferries ply between Maumere and all the islands of NTT); or on land by buses available to/from towns in Flores.  
  Special Memmo  
  The site is important as the main dive site in east Flores.  
  List of Birds (14 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Actitis hypoleucos
Butorides striatus
Ciconia episcopus
Dicaeum agile
Dicaeum igniferum
Ducula aenea
Ducula rosacea
Haliaeetus leucogaster App II
Haliastur indus App II
Hieraaetus fasciatus App II
Nycticorax caledonicus
Pandion haliaetus App II
Treron floris Lower Risk
Zosterops wallacei
  List of Mammals (4 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Cervus timorensis
Delphinus delphis Insufficiently Know App II
Dugong dugon Vulnerable App I
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus Vulnerable
  List of Fish (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Crustaceans (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Mollusks (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Amphibians (0 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
  List of Reptiles (4 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Chelonia mydas Endengered App I
Mabuya sp.
Python sp.
Varanus sp.
  List of Vegetations (4 species)  
Species Red Data Book Cites
Avicennia sp.
Bruguiera sp.
Rhizophora sp.
Sonneratia alba