Sibolangit Nature Reserve

Sibolangit nature reserve is an integral area and part of Sibolangit Tourism Park. This is one of the oldest protected areas in Indonesia. It administratively located in the Sibolangit village, Sibolangit sub-district, Deli Serdang regency. The distance from Medan (North Sumatra Provincial Capital) is estimated about 40 km and it can be reached by private vehicle or public transportation for approximately 1 hour drive.

At early begin, in 1914 Mr. JA Lorzing founded this Botanical Garden, as a branch of the Bogor Botanical Gardens. Then on March 10, 1938 these are set the status of a nature reserve based on Decree No. Zb 37 / PK. It was only in 1980 according to the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture No. 636 / Kpts / um / 9/1980 partial nature reserve area and articles (covering an area of 24.85 ha) Area to be transformed to enable the Park. Thus the nature reserve area of 85.15 hectares and articles just stay and until now there has been no change.

The potential vegetation is not much different from those in the Sibolangit Park Zone, which are dominated by large trees such as Angsan (Pterocarpus indicus), Nyamplung (Calophyllum inophillum), Meranti (Shorea sp), etc. There is also a type of plant and areca palm, durian forest. Likewise with the fauna, frequently encountered types of apes and monkeys are also in addition to other types such as: Warthog, mouse deer, anteaters, Kus-Kus, hornbill, and others.

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