Danau Sentarum Wildlife reserve

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Danau Sentarum Wildlife reserve

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  • Area: 
    80,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    00°51'N 112°06'E
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Danau Sentarum. 30/08/94; Kalimantan Barat; 80,000 ha; 00°51'N 112°06'E. National Park. A series of seasonal freshwater lakes, connecting rivers, peat and freshwater swamp forest. The last vast area of primary freshwater swamp forest remaining in Kalimantan, and possibly the last major representative example of this habitat in the Sunda Islands. Over 185 species of fish and 200 species of birds are present. The reserve is home to the largest known inland population of Proboscis monkey. A seasonally fluctuating population lives on the site depending on fisheries, which provide 3,000 wet tonnes annually, for their livelihood. A field management and research centre are located in the reserve. Other human activities include cultivation and traditional harvest of forest products. Ramsar site no. 667. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
West Kalimantan

  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife reserve
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)