Category: National Parks

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID – THE STORY OF SURVIVAL IN 2020

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID THE STORY OF SURVIVAL IN 2020 2020 has been a year of challenge, global misery, struggle of families to remain intact, economic hardship to many and many other negatives results of the pandemic caused by COVID 19 virus. For our company, there have been opportunities and two stand out Sustainability of the company into the future under Indonesian management The formation of a legal conservation section the INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR […]

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The village of Labuhan Ratu, Way Kambas National Park, South Sumatra, Indonesia.

The village of Labuhan Ratu, Way Kambas National Park, South Sumatra, Indonesia.  The Way Kambas National Park is situated in the western part of South Sumatra, Indonesia. The village of Labuan Ratu (LR) is one of the villages surrounding the park and is situated around the main entrance. It is the village where our Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge (SSEL) is located only 500 metres from the park entrance. The entrance of Way Kambas National Park The […]

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TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK ITS NOT JUST AN ORANGUTAN !

TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK ITS NOT JUST AN ORANGUTAN ! The best known animals in Tanjung Putting National Park (Central Borneo) are the orangutans, but Tanjung Puting also boasts the bizarre looking proboscis monkey as well as seven other primate species. Clouded leopards, civets, and Malaysian sun bears cavort in the park, as do mouse deer, barking deer, sambar deer, and the wild cattle known as banteng. Tanjung Puting hosts over 230 species of birds, […]

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The village of Tanjung Harapan (TH), near the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL)

The village of Tanjung Harapan (TH), near the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL) The 416,000 ha Tanjung Putting National Park in southern Central Kalimantan was set aside in the 1930s by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutan and proboscis monkey, and was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a national park in 1982 (Wikipedia). It is one of Indonesia’s gems being the home of eight species of primate including […]

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DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK

DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK Proboscis monkeys are the primate world’s most prolific swimmers, frequently leaping from tree limbs and hitting the water with a comical belly flop. They’ve evolved webbed feet and hands to help them outpace the crocodiles that are some of their main predators. The Bekantan (Proboscis monkeys)   According to Wikipedia – The Proboscis monkey or long-nosed monkey, known as the […]

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Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest?

Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest? From observations made by the Tanjung Puting National Park Rangers  and other researchers, Orangutans have been seen to help maintain their own forest. They turn over the soil on the forest floor searching for termites, in so doing ‘planting’ seeds fallen from trees above. As orangutans feed, moving across the canopy from fruit tree to fruit tree, they spit out or defaecate seeds, […]

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