Berbak National Park

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Berbak National Park

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  • Area: 
    162,700 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    01°24'S 104°16'E
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Berbak. 08/04/92; Jambi; 162,700 ha; 01°24'S 104°16'E. National Park. A vast area of undisturbed peat swamp forest (115,000ha) and freshwater swamp forest (45,000ha), dissected by a large river and inhabited by a small group of native people. The forests are inundated for most of the year. In the dry season, brackish water penetrates up to 10km upstream. The site supports more than 150 tree species and over 34 species of fish, and is an important area for staging shorebirds. Three endangered species of birds (Storm's Stork, White-winged Wood Duck, and Hornbill), eight species of notable mammals (including the Sumatran Rhino, Tapir, Tiger and Malayan Sun Bear) and two species of notable reptiles (Estuarine Crocodile and False Gharial) are found here. Coastal mudflats located outside the reserve are important feeding grounds for waterbirds. Ramsar site no. 554. Most recent RIS information: 1991.

Administrative region: 
Jambi Province, Sumatra

  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
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