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Berbak National Park is a national park area on the eastern coastline
of Central Sumatra included in Ramsar Convention for international
wetland conservation. In 1992, the minister of Forestry, Republic of
Indonesia following the original 1935 by Dutch colonial, officially
states this area as National Park. Berbak National Park is a national
park area on the eastern coastline of Central Sumatra included in
Ramsar Convention for international wetland conservation.
canoeing through the swamp river canal, we can enjoy the undisturbed
wildlife on the riverside and canopies. We have two exotic areas in
this park, that are Air Hitam Dalam, typical freshwater swamp and
floodplain, with wetland ecosystem and Air Hitam Laut and Cemara River
where typical coastline and saltwater swamp and marsh is dominating the
area. Up to 300 species of birds are living peacefully inside the park.
Some exotic birds like, Wild duck (cairina scutulata), and all species
of Raja Udang (alcenedenidae), and also 9 species of Rangkong
(Bocerotidae). Migrant birds up to thousands, which reside off their
Siberian - Australian journey, especially during October - March
season, really amaze any human being, as we will find them blackening
the coast horizons.
Primates also dominate the canopies during
our canoe traverse. The more challenging wildlife to observe may lie
deep underwater below your canoe. We can observe 2 species of
crocodile, that is saltwater crocodile (crocodiles porous) and
freshwater crocodile (tomistoma schegelii). Turtles family also
dominates the swamp area. Big mammalia like Sumatran tiger (panthera
tigris sumatraensis), Black bear (Helartos malayanus) may occasionally
show up in front of your canoe. It may be special for the tiger, will
require some patience from you and may be a good stamina to traverse
into the center of the park on foot.