Kerinci Seblat National Park Expantion


Gov.RegulationDecree of the Minister of Forestry No 420/Kpts-II/2004
DateOktober 19,2004
Large (Hektar)14.160
Technical implementation UnitBalai Taman Nasional Kerinci Seblat
NoteKerinci Seblat National Park is the largest forest area of ​​3 conservation areas built as Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra and is recognized as one of Asia’s most important tropical forest blocks for biodiversity.

At the 3rd World Park Congress in 1982 in Bali the Government of Indonesia declared eleven candidates for national parks, one of which is Kerinci Seblat National Park with an area of ​​1,484,660 ha.

Coordination Meeting of 4 Provincial regions to its administrative territory is Kerinci Seblat National Park in 1982 in Padang, covering that the National Park candidate has an area of ​​1,484,660 ha.

Coordination Meeting of National Planning and Development Agency (BAPPENAS) in 1992 in Jakarta, proposed Kerinci Seblat National Park area originally 1.484.660 ha. to 1,368,000 ha.

The Minister of Forestry in 1996 changed the function of part of the forest area in Jambi, West Sumatera, South Sumatera and Bengkulu 1,368,000 ha into Kerinci Seblat National Park.

The Minister of Forestry and Estate Crops in 1999 established the Kerinci Seblat National Park Area in the Provinces of Jambi, South Sumatera and Bengkulu area: 1.375.349,867 ha

The Minister of Forestry in 2004 changed the function of part of the permanent production forest area in the Sipurak Hook Forest Group located in Merangin District of Jambi Province covering ± 14,160 ha into an expansion of Kerinci Seblat National Park.


City/RegencyKabupaten Merangin


Elevation (mDpl)
In general this area is a mountainous area and hills and is part of the ranks of Bukit Barisan that stretches from north to south.

The dominating dominant soil consists of andesite, silt sand and clay sand which indicate that water permeation is slow to moderate, especially in the northern and southern areas of the Great Forest Park.

climate type A (Schmidt&Fergusson)
19′-26’C;  Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Council check… 



Mt. Kerinci; Mt. Masurai
Depati Empat Lake; –
Batanghari watershed


IdentificationFlora in Kerinci Seblat National Park is divided into:1. Lowland vegetation (200 – 600 m asl)

2. Vegetation of mountains / hills (600 – 1,500 m asl)

3. Vegetation montana (1,500 – 2,500 m asl)

4. Vegetation of gleichenia grove / fern (2,500 – 2,800 m asl)

5. Sub alpine vegetation (2,300 – 3,200 m asl)

Here is the identification of flora in this National Park:

No less than 4,000 species of flora (63 families) are found in areas dominated by Dipterocarpaceae, Leguminosae, Lauraceae, Myrtaceae, Bommacaceae, Moraceae, Anacardiaceae, Myristicaceae, Euphorbiaceae and Meliaceae families. While at an altitude of 500 m – 2000 m above sea level. dominated by the family Fagaceae, Erycaceae and sub alpine bushes of the Vaccinium and Rhododendron species.

Some of the typical vegetation types in Kerinci Seblat National Park include Histiopteris insica (the highest vascular plant) in the crater wall of Mount Kerinci, various types of Nepenthes sp, Pinus mercusii Kerinci strain, Wooden rug (Harpullia arborea), Raflesia Flower (Rafflesia arnoldi) Agathis sp.

The results of the Biological Science Club (BScC) study in 1993 in the buffer zone area found 115 types of ethnobotanical vegetation widely used by local people for various purposes such as for medicines, cosmetics, food, mosquito repellent and household purposes.

Pinus Kerinci (Pinus merkusii Kerinci strain), Wood Pacat (Harpulia alborera), Rafflesia Flower (Rafflesia arnoldi), Carrion Flower (Amorphophallus titanium and A. decussilvae).

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Overview of flora in Jambi
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IdentificationMammals: recorded 42 Mammalian species (19 families), Seven of them are Sumatran Rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), Sumatran Elephants (Elephas maximus sumatrensis), Tiger branches (Neopholis nebulosa), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrensis), Golden Cats (Profelis aurata) , tapir (Tapirus indicus), forest goat (Naemorhedus sumatrensis) …

Reptilia: 10 Kinds of Reptilia,

Amphibia: 6 Types of Amphibia, one of which is the Horned Frog (Mesophyrs nasuta)

Primates: There are Six Endemic Primates, one of which is Wau-wau Hitam (Hylobates lar)

Birds: 306 species of birds (49 families), such as 8 endemic birds, four of which are Tiung Sumatera (Cochoa becari), Abang Pipi (Laphora inornata), Celepuk (Otus stresemanni), Quhong Gonggong (Arborophila rubirostris).

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Overview of fauna in Jambi
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Bird===> click here
Fish===> click here
Insect===> click here
Mammalia===> click here
Primata===> click here
Reptil===> click here
Invertebrata===> click here


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