HoB Important Areas

HoB Important Areas

The important area in the Heart of Borneo consists of…

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HoB area has the functions and carrying capacity of the environment that are important for 15 million people in Borneo.…

CONSERVATION AREAS

  • Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

    Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

    Bukit Baka-Bukit Raya National Park is a conservation area located in the heart of Borneo island. The area has an important role in the hydrological function as a catchment area for Melawi Watershed in West Kalimantan and Regional Aliaran Katingan River in Central Kalimantan. Forest area of Bukit Baka-Bukit Raya is representative of tropical rain forest ecosystem that dominates mountian peaks Schwaner mountains.

    In this park there are 817 recorded species of plants belonging to 139 families including Dipterocarpaceae, Myrtaceae, Sapotaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Lauraceae, and Ericadeae. There are also medicinal plants, orchid forest, Raflesia (Raflesia sp.) Which is the largest parasitic plants and also grow in Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia.

    Several animals that live in there are sun bear (Helarctus malayanus), weasels (Mustela nupides), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), jungle cat (Felis begalensis), golden cat (Felis Badia), a white boar (Sus barbatus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), kite (Hylobates lar). Types of bird that live in the park including hornbills ivory (Buceros vigil), oyster eagle (Pandion haliaetus), eagle bondol (Haliaetus indus),  pheasant (Lophura bulweri), and dwarf kuau’ Kalimantan (Polyplectron schleiermacheri) which is endemic to the island of Borneo’s most rare and endangered species.