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BLILIOU (PELELIU) HISTORICAL PARK STUDY

 

 

January, 1991

 

Preliminary Draft

 

 

Prepared by
the
Government of Palau
and the
National Park Service

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION

Background and Purpose

BLILIOU (PELELIU)

Study Setting

Tourism

Land Ownership and Tenure in Palau

Compact of Free Association

Bliliou

Consultation and Coordination

World War II Relics on Bliliou

Natural Resources on Bliliou

Bliliou National Historic Landmark

Historical Park - Area Options

Management Plan ‑ Bliliou Historical Park

Development

THE ROCK ISLANDS OF PALAU

Description

The Reefs

The Islands

Soils

Vegetation

The Lagoon

Marine Lakes

Birdlife

Scenery

Archeology

Existing Uses

Recreation

Fishing

Land Use

Conserving and Protecting Rock Islands Resources

Management Concepts

Boundary Options

PARK PROTECTION POSSIBILITIES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDICES

Appendix A

Appendix B

Management Option Costs

 

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1 Location Map, The Pacific Ocean
Figure 2   States of the Republic of Palau
Figure 3   Peleliu 1944; Bliliou Today
Figure 4   Land Tenure
Figure 5   Remaining Sites and Features, 1944 Invasion
Figure 6   Detail 1, Scarlet Beach
Figure 7   Detail 2, Purple Beach
Figure 8   Detail 3, Amber Beach
Figure 9   Detail 4, Amber Beach & Bloody Nose Ridge
Figure 10   Detail 5, White and Orange Beaches
Figure 11   Bloody Nose Ridge Place Names
Figure 12   Vegetation/Land Use
Figure 13   National Historic Landmark Boundary
Figure 14   Historical Park - Area Options
Figure 15   Rock Islands
Figure 16   Detail 1 of Rock Islands Resources
Figure 17   Detail 2 of Rock Islands Resources
Figure 18   Detail 3 of Rock Islands Resources
Figure 19   Detail 4 of Rock Islands Resources
Figure 20   Rock Islands Areas Worthy of National Park or Preserve Status

 

LIST OF TABLES

Table A Visitors to Palau, 1980-1989
Table B   Remaining Sites and Features - 1944 Invasion and Capture of Bliliou
Table C   Plant Communities of Bliliou
Table D   Birds of Bliliou
Table E   Remaining Sites and Ruins - Located Within Suggested Historical Park Boundary (Area 1)
Table F   Remaining Sites and Ruins Located Within Suggested Historical Park Boundary (Area 2)
Table G   Remaining Sites and Ruins Located Within Suggested Historical Park Boundary (Area 3)
Table H.   Remaining Sites and Ruins - Located Outside of Suggested Historical Park Boundary
Table I.   Birds of the Rock Islands
Table J   Management Options to Protect Bliliou WWII Historic Sites, and a Portion of the Rock Islands

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