HomeBlogs Kayan Mentarang National Park Kayan Mentarang National Park is a densely forested national park in
East Kalimantan province, Borneo Island, Indonesia. The national park is
named after a great dispersed (Mentarang) mountain trails plateau of
Apau Kayan which covers entire park from Datadian area in south region
to Apau Ping area in mid region until Long Bawan in north region.
Mentarang National Park is located at the border between Indonesia and
Malaysia. The park is central to the WWF Heart of Borneo initiative,
which aims to protect the transboundary highlands of Borneo, which
straddle the three Southeast Asian nations of Indonesia, Malaysia and
Until recently it has been difficult for
tourists to enter this huge National Park, with difficulties often
encountered at the local rural Malaysian-Indonesian border checkpoint.
However as the Heart of Borneo initiative has progressed agreements have
been put in place which promotes movement of tourists into Kayan
Mentarang National Park from Malaysia via Bakelelan in Sarawak,
Malaysian Borneo. The government and WWF appointed co-ordinator for
tourism within Kayan Mentarang National Park is Alex Balang of Long
found in the park include the mammals such as Malayan pangolin, the
Long-tailed macaque, the Proboscis monkey, the Bornean Gibbon, the
Greater slow loris, the Western tarsier, the Clouded leopard, the
Marbled cat, the Flat-headed cat, the Oriental small-clawed otter, the
Sun bear, and the Hose's palm civet.
Other protected species include the Rhinoceros Hornbill, the Helmeted Hornbill, Bulwer's Pheasant, and the Wrinkled Hornbill.