The savannah in the Mount Bromo area began to be green again after the fire. The savanna located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java recently experienced a fire, and now the savanna has begun to grow vegetation through a natural succession process, in the form of grass and ferns, so that it looks green again. 

The Mount Bromo area began to green again after the fire incident (Photo: TikTok @kadangsukasuka)

The fire, which expanded to 989 hectares, was sparked by flares lit by visitors. 

Black Areas of Forest and Land Fires Still Visible at Some Points

According to Hendra, Head of the Public Relations Evaluation Data Team of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Center, as reported by Antara, "Most of it has been overgrown with dominant grass and fern vegetation."

Nevertheless, black areas from forest and land fires are still visible at some points, such as in the Bantengan Block. 

Also, read: Mount Bromo has begun to open again, but tourists are prohibited from stepping on the savannah.

Shortly, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park will plant trees in the area but preparations are still being made, such as completing tree seedlings that are endemic vegetation in the region. 

Increased Tourism Visits to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

After forest and land fires, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park has reopened Bromo area tourism since September 19, 2023. 

As time went by, tourist visits began to recover. 

From the existing data, visits to the Bromo area have started a lot. Approximately 80-90 percent of the total quota (2,700 visitors) is set per day.

The closure of the Bromo area due to forest and land fires was previously carried out from September 6 to 18, 2023. 

The value of losses due to fires was recorded at Rp 8.3 billion. 

This includes land blackout costs of approximately Rp 216 million, losses due to habitat loss with an ecosystem restoration cost approach of Rp 3.26 billion, and losses due to loss of recreational services of Rp 4.87 billion.