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Micronesia - Kosrae

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Yela Ka Forest

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Overview of Yela Ka Forest

Yela is a freshwater swamp forest just above the mangrove line that supports the last Ka (Terminalia carolinensis) forest in the world. Such forests were once found on several islands in Micronesia but due to harvest and development extensive stands of Ka have disappeared.

The KA forest is located in Yela a swamp area access only by boat between Tafunsak and Walung. Within the watershed area of the forest located these densely populated families of Terminalia Carolinses (KA) trees fed by the Yela river valley. One can also see some endemic bird species of Kosrae are found within the area such Micronesian pigeons, fruit doves, starlings, and dusky white eye.

If interested in the hike, contact your local hotel operators to arrange a guide. You will meet the guide at Okat marina near the airport, and they take you by boat at high tide. Tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.

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Yela Ka Forest volunteer with Seacology - Courtesy of www.seacology.org People climbing ka trees in Kosrae forest - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Ancient pristine Yela Ka forest tree - Courtesy of media.marketwire.com Boardwalk across swamp to visitor center - Courtesy of www.seacology.org Kosrae forest roots - Courtesy of guam.stripes.com Yela biosphere area near visitor center and boardwalk - Courtesy of www.seacology.org Visitor center constructed of local sustainable materials near Yela Ka forest - Courtesy of www.seacology.org Ka forest tree tall roots - Courtesy of www.outdoorjapan.com Terminalia-carolinensis tree in Kosrae Yela area - Courtesy of pacificforestryconsultants.com Yela Ka forest - Courtesy of www.seacology.org

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Interviews with Rick Jonathan and William William of Yela Environment Landowners Authority (YELA) at Yela Ka Forest, April 2013 - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com

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