The compass this time took us to the southernmost province on the island of Sumatera, Lampung. Way kambas national park becomes our destination. It such a great experience to see the Sumatran endemic fauna like Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros and many more.
Way Kambas National Park is a national park covering 1,300 square kilometres in Lampung province, southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
It consists of swamp forest and lowland rain forest, mostly of secondary growth as a result of extensive logging in the 1960s and 1970s. Despite decreasing populations, the park still has a few critically endangered Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants and Sumatran rhinoceroses.
Threats to the park are posed by poaching and habitat loss due to illegal logging. Conservation efforts include patrolling and the establishment of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary and the Elephant Conservation Centre.
In 2016, Way Kambas has formally declared an ASEAN Heritage Park. To protect the endemic fauna of Sumatera, government build some conservation centre such as The Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) to protect the habitat of endangered Sumatran elephants.
According to the information that I got, there are approximately 200 Sumatran Elephants living in Way Kambas National Park. The number is quite small compared to the extent of this National Park area which covers 1,300 square kilometres. To be honest, this is very sad.
I hope that one day mankind will realize how important is the natural balance for a better future.
Have a nice day!
Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Lampung.
Happy travel and leave no trash!
Support us with share this post to your social media.
Since you’re here…
..we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading ibadahmimpi.com than ever but advertising revenues across the blog are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations – we want to keep our blogsm as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Ibadah Mimpi’s independent, travel blogsm takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too.
If everyone who reads our blog posting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as $5, you can support Ibadah Mimpi – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.