Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra World Heritage Site

Three Indonesian national parks on the island of Sumatra

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Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationSumatra, Indonesia
Includes
CriteriaNatural: (vii), (ix), (x)
Reference1167
Inscription2004 (28th session)
Endangered2011–...
Area2,595,124 ha (6,412,690 acres)
Coordinates02°30′S 101°30′E / 2.500°S 101.500°E / -2.500; 101.500Coordinates: 02°30′S 101°30′E / 2.500°S 101.500°E / -2.500; 101.500
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra is located in Indonesia
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Location of Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra in Indonesia
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra is located in Sumatra
Bukit Barisan Selatan
Bukit Barisan Selatan
Gunung Leuser
Gunung Leuser
Kerinci Seblat
Kerinci Seblat
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra sites

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. It comprises three Indonesian national parks on the island of Sumatra: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The site is listed under Criteria vii - outstanding scenic beauty; ix- an outstanding example representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes; and x- contains the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation.[1] The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra has been placed on the Danger List since 2011 to help overcome threats posed by poaching, illegal logging, agricultural encroachment, and plans to build roads through the site.[2]


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