Formerly known as Dumoga Bone National Park, it was established in 1991 and was renamed in honour of Nani Wartabone, a local resistance fighter who drove the Japanese from Gorontalo during the World War II.
Flora and fauna
The Spectral Tarsier is one of the endangered species inhabiting the park.
The park has been identified by Wildlife Conservation Society as the single most important site for the conservation of Sulawesi wildlife, and is home to a large number of species endemic to Sulawesi. The species observed in the park include among others the endangered Anoa and Cinnabar Hawk Owl, which was only described scientifically in 1999 from a specimen collected from the park.
Among the larger animals of the park are babirusas and the Sulawesi warty pig. The park is threatened by uncontrolled logging, poaching and illegal gold mining.
The nearest airport to the national park is Jalaluddin Airport (GTO IATA) near Gorontalo, about 60 km from the western side of the park. To get to the northern and eastern sides of the national park, the airport of Manado (MDC IATA) is also an option.
Fees and permits