BALURAN Banyuwangi - Batangan 35 km
Situbondo - Batangan 60 km
ALAS PURWO Banyuwangi - Kalipait 59 km
Kalipait- Grajagan 45 km
( from Jember ) Jember- Glenmore 60 km
Glenmore - Sukamade 100 km
( from Banyuwangi ) Banyuwangi - Genteng 35 km
Genteng- Sukamade 70 km
( from Bondowoso ) Bondowoso - Sempol 56 km
Sempol - Ijen 21 km
( from Banyuwangi ) Banyuwangi - Licin 15 km
Licin - Ijen 39 km
The peak of Mt. Semeru float like an island on a sea of mist; fron Mt. Penanjakan.

Protection of Indonesia's forest land has become an increasingly important issue during the last fifteen years or so. Between 1980 and 1986 alone the number of wild areas officially designated National Parks rose from five to sixteen, bringing the total National Park area close to five million hectares in extent. The Indonesian Government's decision to take swift and effective measures with regard to conservation and environmental issues has been partly in response to a growing awareness of the need to conserve and regulate the supply of natural resources worldwide. Indonesia still has large expanses of untamed forest and jungle which, aside from their ecological importance, are a key to the success of the tourism industry. With the increasing number of National Parks in Indonesia, the splendour of the natural environment will hopefully be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

East Java is in an enviable position, with forest areas accounting for almost thirty percent of the land surface. About half of this is officially protected. The four National Parks of Baluran, Alas Purwo, Meru Betiri and Bromo/Semeru together cover an area approaching 200,000 hectares, which when added to the other Nature Reserves and conservation forests in the province makes a total of more than 600,000 hectares. There is no doubt that East Java's National Parks and Nature Reserves are a major attraction for both local and foreign visitors. Until recently, however, access has been difficult and facilities few. One of the reasons for this is that more attention has been focussed on the conservation effort than on the promotion of tourism in these areas. Now, with the growing demand for 'Adventure Tourism' or simply the desire to 'see something different', efforts are being made to attract and accommodate more visitors, while at the same time ensure that East Java's National Parks remain protected areas.

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