Bukit Tigapuluh is a novelty in Indonesian conservation. In 1995, the national park was the first to be established after timber licences had been issued for the forest. At the very last moment, Sumatra’s largest conjoined lowland forest region could be saved from chainsaws and bulldozers.
Bukit Tigapuluh is reknowned for its abundance of fruit trees. The original orang-utan population was exterminated 150 years ago. These were two important reasons why we chose this area to reintroduce orang-utans into the wild.
On the following National Park pages, we would like to give you an insight into one of Sumatra’s last intact lowland rainforest areas.