Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

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Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

Threats: Many things are threatening the national parks on the island of Sumatra such as poaching, mining for oil, and logging in the forests. In fact, Indonesia has one of the highest deforestation rates. Animals such as the orangutan have their homes and habitats ruined. To learn more, go to www.orangutans-sos.org

Description: Just like you expect, the island of Sumatra and the national parks on it have a hot and tropical climate. Because the island is located right on the equator, seasons are classified as dry and wet.

Location: The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra is made up of three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park, and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. These parks run along the western side of the island of Sumatra, which is part of Indonesia and can be located on a map just south of Thailand and Southeast of India.

Action: Did you know that 2011 was the international year of forests? In fact, Sony launched activities tlo help conserve forests in Sumatra. To help, rangers patrol the areas touncover illegal activity. Also, many volunteers donate their time to plant trees.

Giant Dipterocarp tree in Gunung Leuser National Park

Resource:www.whc.unesco.org


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