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This is the list of the national parks of Indonesia. Of all the national parks, 6 are World Heritage Sites, 6 are part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves and 3 are wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar convention. A total of 9 parks are largely marine. The first group of five Indonesian national parks were established in 1980. This number increased constantly reaching 41 in 2003. In a major expansion in 2004, nine more new national parks were created, raising the total number to 50.


Batang Gadis
National park

Batang Gadis is a national park covering 1,080 km˛ in the west of Sumatra island, Indonesia. Signs of the endangered Sumatran tiger and the threatended Asiatic golden cat, Leopard cat and Clouded leopard were seen in the park.

The protection of Batang Gadis as a national park is part of a plan to create the Northern Sumatra biodiversity conservation corridor, which would be connected, via a series of protected areas and forests, to Gunung Leuser National Park in the north of the island.


Location map of Batang Gadis

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Last revised on January 06, 2011
    
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