Friday 17th November 2017,
Aceh Birder

SUMATRAN WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER

SUMATRAN WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER

Adventure wildlife endemic in Northern Sumatra.  See the Birds, see the Monkeys, see Orangutan and see Elephant it’s for Sumatran Endemic Species Encounter !!!

The 2.5 million hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The protected area is home to an estimated 10,000 plant species, including 17 endemic genera; more than 200 mammal species; and some 580 bird species of which 465 are resident and 21 are endemic. Of the mammal species, 22 are Asian, not found elsewhere in the archipelago and 15 are confined to the Indonesian region, including the endemic Sumatran orang-utan. The site also provides biogeographic evidence of the evolution of the island. Key mammal species also include the Sumatran tiger, rhino, elephant and Malayan sun-bear.

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra represent the most important blocks of forest on the island of Sumatra for the conservation of the biodiversity of both lowland and mountain forests. This once vast island of tropical rainforest, in the space of only 50 years, has been reduced to isolated remnants including those centered on the three components of the property.

Sumatran orang-utan (Orangutan) and Thomas Leaf Monkey as Sumatran endemic monkey

Sumatran orang-utan (Orangutan) and Thomas Leaf Monkey as Sumatran endemic monkey

The Leuser Ecosystem, including the Gunung Leuser National Park, is by far the largest and most significant forest remnant remaining in Sumatra. All three parks would undoubtedly have been important climatic refuge for species over evolutionary time and have now become critically important refuge for future evolutionary processes. The northern part of Sumatra, i.e. the provinces of Aceh (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam) and North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara) lies just above the equator.

The Spot-necked Bulbul, The Orange-spotted Bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus snouckaerti) it is endemic of North Sumatra and The Cream-striped Bulbul it is endemic to Sumatra Island - Indonesia.

The Spot-necked Bulbul, The Orange-spotted Bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus snouckaerti) it is endemic of North Sumatra and The Cream-striped Bulbul it is endemic to Sumatra Island – Indonesia.

The unique shape and size of the property provide significant habitat for in-situ conservation of thousands of Sumatran species, in particular species that require larger home ranges like Sumatran tiger, Sumatran orang-utan, Sumatran elephant, Sumatran rhino and Sumatran ground cuckoo. Some of Asia’s and the world’s most spectacular localized birds including endemics such as Graceful and Schneider’s Pittas, Sumatran Trogon, Blue-masked Leafbird and Sumatran Cochoa, as well as near-endemics which include White-winged Duck.

“Sumatra is one of the place for adventure trip, to see and meet the wild life is hardly to do”

Sumatran Wildlife Encounter trip will takes place in The Leuser Ecosystem, including the Gunung Leuser National Park, Ulu Masen Ecosystem Rain Forest and Gayo Highlands in Aceh Northern Sumatra.

  • Birding – Birdwatching spot a multitude of wildlife, including gibbons, monkeys, elephants and orangutans
  • Go jungle trekking
  • Sleep in comfortable, naturally designed eco-lodges overlooking the lush jungle
  • Enjoy picnic lunches along , get up close to the orangutans , taste delicious traditional foods
  • Visit colourful of nature and traditional markets
Sumatran Trogon, Monotypic species endemic to Sumatra. The Blue-masked Leafbird, The Sumatran Green Pigeon and The Shiny Whistling Thrush (Myophonus melanurus) it's Sumatran endemic.

Sumatran Trogon, Monotypic species endemic to Sumatra. The Blue-masked Leafbird, The Sumatran Green Pigeon and The Shiny Whistling Thrush (Myophonus melanurus) it’s Sumatran endemic.

If you have any questions about our tours or require further information, we will be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us by email: aceh.birder@gmail.com
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