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Gunung Palung National Park description and photos - Indonesia: Kalimantan Island (Borneo). Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Gunung Palung National Park.
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Gunung Palung National Park is located on the island of Borneo. Borneo is considered the largest island in Asia and ranks third among the largest islands in the world. The Indonesian version of the island's name is Kalimantan.
Gunung Palung National Park is located in the East Kalimantan province, near the city of Ketapang. The history of the national park begins in 1937, when its territory of 300 square kilometers, completely planted with trees, was declared a protected area. In 1981, the territory of the reserve expanded and reached 900 square kilometers, and the reserve received the status of a "wildlife reserve". And in March 1990 the reserve became a national park.
The territory of the park is also covered with mangroves (evergreen deciduous forests, common in the tropics or growing in the strip of sea coasts), and swampy forests. Visitors can enjoy the beauty and pristine nature of mountain forests. The national park is the only one of the few parks in the world where the genus of arboreal apes - orangutans - has survived. In 1994, a project was launched to study this species of monkeys. In 1985, a research station was established on the territory of the national park to more thoroughly study the biology of the forests of Borneo. In 2007, the center was renovated. At one time, illegal deforestation took place in the park, the state is actively fighting this problem, and illegal deforestation is subject to severe punishment.
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