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National Park Gunung Palung

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National Park Gunung Palung is located on the island of Borneo. The island of Borneo is the largest island in Asia and ranks third among the largest Islands in the world. The Indonesian version of the name of the island of Kalimantan.

National Park Gunung Palung is located in the province of East Kalimantan, near the town of Ketapang. The history of the national Park begins in 1937 when its area is 300 square km, fully planted with trees, was declared a protected area. In 1981 the territory of the reserve expanded and reached 900 sq km, and the reserve received the status of "wildlife". And in March 1990, the reserve became a national Park.

The Park and mangrove cover (deciduous and evergreen forests, common in the tropics or growing in the strip of sea coasts), and swamp forests. Visitors can enjoy the beauty and primeval mountain forests. The national Park is one of the few parks in the world, which has preserved a genus of woody apes - orangutans. In 1994, a project was launched to study this species of monkeys. In 1985 the national Park was established a research station for a more thorough study of the biology of the forests of Borneo. In 2007, the center was repaired. One time in the Park was illegal logging, the government is actively struggling with this problem, and for illegal logging should be severely punished.