West Kalimantan, Bentuang Karimun Nature reserve

West Kalimantan

Bentuang Karimun Nature reserve

Appointed by the Minister of National Forestry in 1995 with an area of -ª 800,000 hectares. Is administratively located in the District government and the District Embaloh Putussibau Hulu, Kabupaten Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan Province.

Flora and Fauna
Ecosystems and specificity varied topographic conditions provide an opportunity for the region varied types of plant life. Plant life in some types of ecosystems.

In the forest ecosystem types dominated by Lower Mainland of family types such as Tengkawang Tungkul Dipterocarpaceae (Shorea sp). Other types such as Dyera costulata (Dyera costulata), Pulai (Alstonia scholaris) and Belian (Eusideroxylon zwageri). Of the family Palmae found species of Bamboo (Bambusa spp), Rotan (Calamus sp) and Aren (Arenga pinata).

Mainland vegetation types are still dominated by the kinds of family Dippterocarpaceae like Meranti (Shorea sp), Resak (Vatica sp) and Kapur (Driyobalanops sp). Another type of change (Syigium sp), Medang (Litsea sp), Bintangor (Callophylum inofilum) and bird Durian (Durian carinatus).

In the High Plains vegetation type still covered various types of meranti. Other types typical of this vegetation type is the type of Pine Mountain (Casuarina junghuniana) and Change of thousands (Syzigium sp). Obvious difference in this vegetation type is the emergence of the moss-green moss on each plant stem. At Mountain Peak vegetation types, the smaller size of plants and moss-green moss clinging to the thick bark. Among other types of Pine Mountain (Casuarina junghuniana), Pandan (Pandanus sp), Rotan (Calamus sp) and a wide range of Nepenthes species (Nephentes sp).


Dominating species and most often seen in the region is a type of Primates (monkeys) such as orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus), Kelempiau (Hylobathes moloch) and long-tailed monkey (Macaca fascicularis). Other Mammals types often seen in them bear (Helarctos malayanus), deer (Cervus unicolor) and Pelanduk (Tragulus Napu). Bird species most prominent in this region are different types of Helmeted (Bucerotidae), including the type of Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) who became the mascot of West Kalimantan fauna.

Regions Bentuang Karimun National Park is located in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan Proppinsi. Administratively located in the District and District Embaloh Putussibau Hulu. Determination as a National Park area by the Minister of Forestry Decree No. 467/Kpts-II/1995, with the geographical position between 0 -ª 33 ‘- 1 -ª 33’ N and 112 -ª 10 ‘- 114 -ª 20’ E.

River Sibau

Northern region bordering Sarawak (Malasyia), south of the border with Lanjak District, bordering eastern Lanjak Entimau Nature Reserve in Sarawak (Malasyia) and bordering the western side of East Kalimantan. The area -ª 800,000 ha.

Sub Center Natural Resources Conservation West Kalimantan in 1996/1997, started to develop this area as a National Park area through the Conservation Area Development Project of West Kalimantan.


How to reach the location:

From Pontianak to Putussibau by road (-ª 11 hours) or by airplane (-ª 2.5 hours). From Putussibau scour S. Kapuas, S. Sibau and S. Menyakan for -ª 8 hours with a semi-long boat or from Putussibau scour S. Kapuas and S. Hulu Embaloh for -ª 3 hours by speed boat, then continued with Klotok to Embaloh Hulu (Continental Village Martin) for -ª 2 days.

Potential Area:

Most of the state of hilly topography which is a stretch of the connecting Muller Mountains and Kerihun Betung (bentuang Karimun) and as a barrier between the area of Indonesia with Malaysia Sarawak. In September 1997 joint expedition conducted between Indonesia – Malaysia (for 6 weeks).

From the foothills of the foot-Muller flowing small rivers that make up a large watershed such as the Kapuas river basin, watershed Sibau, deep basin, river basin and watershed Embaloh relationship. The only way to get to Karimun Bentuang TN area only through these rivers.

Forest ecosystem is lowland to upland plant species diversity has, among others in the family Dipterocarpaceae, Dyera costulata (Dyera costulata), Pulai (Alstonia scholaris), Belian (Eusideroxylon zwageri), Pelawan (Tristania sp), Pine Mountain, Pandan and Eaglewood ( Aqularia malacensis).
While the existing fauna in Karimun Bentuang TN include elk (Cervus unicolor), orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), Kelempiau (Hylobates moloch), long-tailed monkey (Macaca fascicularis) and bird species that is most prominent hornbill (Bucerotidae sp.) Helmeted ivory became the mascot of West Kalimantan fauna.

Activities offered:

* Along the rivers and through the rapids along the S. Sibau, Embaloh and Kapuas up to Mahakam while enjoying the beauty of nature and animals.
* Hiking and hunting photos and cliff / cavern.
* Tour culture of Dayak Iban tribe, Parks and Bukat.

Facilities are available:

Guardhouse, Klotok.

Other Information:

* TN Bentuang Karimun is one of the Transfrontier Parks Lanjak Entimau (Malaysia).
* We recommend that you bring supplies / equipment for adventure activities in the wild and during the trip are encouraged to use “sun block”.

Address: Jl. Abdurrahman Saleh No. 33
Pontianak, West Kalimantan
Tel. (0561) 34613

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