Conservation of Herpetofauna in Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

M. Irfansyah Lubis

Sulawesi Island, the heart of Wallacea, has around 110 species reptile with 41 endemic species. The project aim to collect baseline data of herpetofauna diversity and also bioecological data in Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park vicinity as a basis for further program of population monitoring and frog research especially for species less known. We will conduct a combination of several methods to survey herpetofauna: Visual Encounter Survey with noctural and diurnal searches. We will take note of all species found: sex, snout vent length, and mass. The project will also highlight effort to promote frog conservation to general public, especially to school children who lives in Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park vicinity.