Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Sumatran Orangutans Face Extinction as Peace Comes
Tiger Bone Contraband Seized at Taiwan Airport
Protectedplanet.net

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2004
Size of heritage: 2,595,124 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 101,500°
Latitude: -1,500°

About

The 2.5 million hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The site holds the greatest potential for long-term conservation of the distinctive and diverse biota of Sumatra, including many endangered species. The protected area is home to an estimated 10,000 plant species, including 17 endemic genera; more than 200 mammal species; and some 580 bird species of which 465 are resident and 21 are endemic. Of the mammal species, 22 are Asian, not found elsewhere in the archipelago and 15 are confined to the Indonesian region, including the endemic Sumatran orang-utan. The site also provides biogeographic evidence of the evolution of the island.


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