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MEET SUMATRAN ELEPHANT IN WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK, LAMPUNG

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.

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6 Comments

  1. Lucky Caesar Lucky Caesar February 27, 2019

    What a nice sharing 😊 i did enjoy read the stories till the end. Way kambas is one of my dream place to go. Since i admire elephant so much wkwkwk

    • ibadahmimpi ibadahmimpi Post author | March 1, 2019

      thanks for reading this story. hihi
      Can wait to read your own story

  2. ometz ometz February 27, 2019

    Saya saja tinggal di Riau udah langka gan sekarang aja banyak hutan jadi ladang sawit

    • ibadahmimpi ibadahmimpi Post author | March 1, 2019

      thats the point mas broo
      Pembabakan hutan udah tak terkendali lagi

  3. Bocah Udik Bocah Udik March 4, 2019

    Baca tulisan ini,j adi pengen ke Tangkahan lagi sambil main sama Gajah.

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