I don't think the WHL has a natural site linked to the orangutan, one of the high profile endangered animal species.
The Tentative List site Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo is formed by the Betung Kerihun National Park
in Indonesia and the Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary
in Malaysia. In comparison to the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, I would propose to enlarge it with Mount Palung National Park
, Tanjung Puting National Park
and Kutai National Park
in Indonesia and Batang Ai National Park
in Malaysia.Full name of site: Transborder Rainforest Heritage of BorneoCountry:
Indonesia & MalaysiaTWHS?:
yes (see title)Short description of site:
(Wikipedia) The parks are representative of the nature of Borneo, one of the Global Priority Places. The National parks are important for orangutan conservation.
- Betung Kerihun National Park consists of two ecoregions: Borneo montane rain forests and Borneo lowland rain forests. It has a rich fauna, with 300 species of bird, at least 162 fish species and at least 54 mammals. The park is home to endangered Bornean orangutan and seven other primate species. It formes a transborder sit with Malaysia's Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Mount Palung National Park is notable for its diversity of habitat types, ranging from mangrove and freshwater swamp forest, to lowland alluvial (empran bench) forest, to montane forest, and for its diversity of wildlife. It is one of only a handful of parks in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wild.
- Kutai National Park is dominated by lowland tropical rainforest but also includes coastal mangrove forest, freshwater swamp forest and kerangas forest. The park provides habitat to 10 species of primates, 90 species of mammals and 300 species of birds, among which the orangutan and the Malayan sun bear.Criteria: