Tanjung Puting, Indonesia
Tanjung Puting National Park
Imagine a lush natural environment where Indonesia‘s infamous species of flora and fauna reside, among other types of animals and also many a natural beauty and it gives credence to how Tanjung Puting has earned its status as one of the world’s natural wonders. With all this beauty, it’s no wonder Tanjung was originally declared a game reserve in 1935 and a National Park in 1982. 3,040 square-kilometers of swampland and blackwater rivers flow into the infamous Java Sea, the mouths of these rivers boasting nipa/mangrove swamps where myriad fauna thrive. With a canopy of 30-meters, Tanjung also possesses tropical rainforests, also called tropical health forests. Among several other species, Tanjung Puting has civets, clouded leopards, and Malaysian sun bears, as well as barking deer, mouse deer, sambar deer, and wild cattle known as banteng, over 230 species of birds (hornbills, deep forest birds, and many wetland species).