View Full Version : Kayan Mentarang National Park, Malinau - East Kalimantan

05-02-2015, 16:45

Who doesn’t know Kayan Mentarang National Park? This tourism object that on the Malinau Regency, East Kalimantan (near Malaysia), which has many potential flora fauna that is very wonderful. This tourism area are including; Pantai Pulau Datok dan Bukit Lubang Tedong, Gunung Palung , Gunung Panti ,Cabang Panti, Kampung Baru, Sungai Matan dan Sungai Simpang,Kayan Mentarang National Park covers an area of 1,400,000 ha has for about 96 species of mammals, 200 species of birds and including many species that are endemic to the Bornean mountain bioregion.


Kayan Mentarang Park is located along the border between Indonesian and Malaysian Borneo, and also called the heart of Borneo, with it's diverse flora and fauna, among the fauna are the mammals as the Long tailed macaque, proboscis monkey, clouded leopard, Flat headed cat, Marbled cat, Sun bear, tarsier, several hornbill species, and pheasants. The Flora is astonishing, with trees species as the Pulai (Alstonia scholaris), Jelutung (Dyera costulata), Damar (Agathis borneensis), the hard wooden Steel Tree (Eusideroxylon zwageri), the rengas trees (Gluta wallichii),and aroma Gaharu (Aquilaria malacensis), the plants, many has not been detected yet, as the WWF still doing research but various rare wild orchid species, and pitcher plants are among them.


The Kayan Mentarang park is inhabitated by just a several thousand Dayak and Punan people who live from shifting cultivation and rice farming. Wildlife is hard to see due to hunting by native Dayaks. WWF has been working on developing eco-tourist projects in cooperation with the local people. It has 5 field-offices in settlements around the park, which are helpful for information. It also has a research station at Long Alango, north of Long Pujungan, which can be visited, and is probably the best place to see wildlife.

16-11-2015, 11:08