NEWS. The Mount Halimun Salak National Park Agency (TNGHS) Eagle Monitoring Team found a 7-day-old baby Javan eagle (Nisaetus bartelsi) in the Gunung Salak I PTNW Resort Forest Block, Section PTNW II Bogor on Thursday, April 06, 2023. The baby Javan eagle is estimated to be around 1-2 weeks old and is the son of a pair of Javan eagles named Brahma and Hera.
The mother pair of Javan eagles were observed to have inhabited nests in the PTNW Gunung Salak I Resort Block and have been actively breeding since 2015. Javan eagles include animals that are loyal to their mates. The laying period of the Javan eagle is once every two years with only one egg produced per period.
Head of TNGHS Center, Irzal Azhar said the birth of the baby Javan eagle had increased the population of endangered protected species in TNGHS. Javan eagles have a very important role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem.
“This animal is one of the top predators that can maintain the balance of the TNGHS food chain and forest ecosystem. The Javan eagle is also a protected animal through Government Regulation No. 7 of 1999 concerning the Preservation of Plant and Animal Types and Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry Number P.106/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/12/2018,” explained Irzal.
Irzal added that the TNGHS forest area is the habitat of three key endemic animals of Java Island, namely the Javan leopard, Javan gibbon, and Javan eagle.
“This area has a good ecosystem and supports the natural breeding of Javan eagles which historically has been the inspiration for Garuda Pancasila as the symbol of Indonesia. Since 2015, we have recorded 10 active Javan eagle nests in this national park area consisting of 3 nests in the Halimun Mountain Area and 7 nests in the Salak Mountain Area,” Irzal concluded.
News sources: www.ppid.menlhk.go.id, and Facebook Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Editor : Trisna Rizky Martiyani