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Lorentz National Park

Lorentz National Park

Lorentz National Park is an outstanding example of the biodiversity of New Guinea, and one of the most ecologically diverse national parks in the world.

It is the only nature reserve in the Asia-Pacific region to contain a full altitudial array of ecosystems spanning from marine areas, mangrove, tidal and freshwater swamp forest, lowland and montane rainforest, alpine areas, and equatorial glaciers. At 4884 meters, Puncak Jaya (formerly Carstensz Pyramid) is the tallest mountain between the Himalayas and the Andes.

The endangered Dingiso tree kangaroo is found here, as well as two threatened species of crocodiles:

- estuarine crocodile

- New Guinea crocodile

Furthermore, 411 bird species are recorded (including 20 endemic).

Map of Lorentz National Park


  • Natural

Community Reviews

Budi Kogoya, Jr West Papua -

The Community Initiative for the Protection and Promotion of Lorentz National Park as the largest Park in South East Asia, we would like to encourage individuals and organisations interested in supporting us to work together in protecting and promoting this very important site.

If not, this site will become a record in our history book. Please send us your comments and queries to:, or

and visit our site, we are setting this up to inform you all, but we do not have enough resources and skills to develop this.

Yours sincerely,


YPPBAP Indonesia/ PAPUA -

The Tribal Groups in West Papua, Indonesia are now organising ourselves in order to protect the World Heritage. It has been so long neglected, and the elders said that they want to do something about it.

We are not setting up tribal houses before beginning our activities of protecting the heritage. Anyone who can help, you are more than welcome.

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the elders


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Site Info

Full name: Lorentz National Park

Unesco ID: 955

Inscribed: 1999

Type: Natural

Criteria: 8   9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 1999 - Inscribed 


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Human Activity


  • Late Pleistocene: The lowering and rising of the sea level during the glacial and inter-glacial periods of the Pleistocene, along with continuous activity in the mobile belt which characterizes the contact zone of the two colliding lithospheric plates, has continued to promote the great biodiversity of the island of New Guinea in general, and in the Lorentz area in particular. (EOEarth)



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