Danau Sentarum National Park- Representative of Wetland Ecosystems



Danau Sentarum National Park is a national park protecting one of the world's most biodiverse lake systems,  located in the heart of Borneo Island, Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. The Danau Sentarum National Park is representative of wetland ecosystems lakes, freshwater swamp forest and tropical rain forest in Borneo. Approximately half of the park consists of lakes, while the other half consists of freshwater swamp forest.

The Danau Sentarum National Park (DSNP) ,is located in a remote area of the upper Kapuas River called "Kapuas hulu" in West Kalimantan province, of Indonesia Borneo, and situated close to the Malaysian border of Malaysian Sarawak, and is approximately 700 km. inland from the West Kalimantan provincial capital, Pontianak. The Danau Sentarum National Park is an area of connected big lakes and seasonally flooded by the tropical rains, as the water streams down from the cloud Rain Forest hills of the surrounding area.

The Danau Sentarum National Park is approximately 30-35 m. above sea level, while the surrounding hills are situated as high as 750 meter above sea level. Daytime temperatures are consistently between the 26-30 degrees Celsius, The driest months are usually July, August, and September. The area was established in 1985 as the Danau Sentarum Wildlife Reserve. While the borders are unclear, the main part of the park is around 1250 square km

Several Longhouses are found in the area of Danau Sentarum National Park, The Iban longhouse of Sungal Sedik is located about 6 km. from the district center of Lanjak. The longhouse was a 14-household community containing about 100 residents. The Sedik River territory is a hunted area for the members of the at least five other longhouse Dayak communities of Lanjak. 

West Kalimantan 's Danau Sentarum National Park wildlife has 120 species of fish, Among them are the Asian bony tongue, toman, betutu, jelawat, belida, ketutung, and the beautiful clown loach. Other animals like proboscis monkey, orangutan, estuarine crocodile, siamese crocodile, clouded leopard, great argus pheasant, false gavial, and wooly-necked stork also inhabit this national park.

Some locations / attractions to be visited:
Lanjak hills, Nanga Kenelang hill and Tekenang hill. A panoramic view of the lake, boating and wildlife observation and study of birds equipped laboratory facilities.

How to get  there :
To reach the location: Pontianak-Sintang-Semitau using a four-wheeled vehicle about 11 hours or Sintang-Semitau longboat (Bandong) taken about seven hours. Semitau to the location using the motor boat to Lanjak. Pontianak-Putussibau with aircraft about two hours and Putussibau to Nanga Suhaid with longboat about seven hours.

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