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The Batang Toru ecosystem, also known locally as the “Harangan Tapanuli”, cover 141,749 HA of primary forest in the three Tapanuli District of North Sumatra Province.

LOCATION & CONDITION

In the satellite image, dark green areas are primary forest. You can see that the forest is divided into two blocks, known as the larger West Block (86,807 ha) and the East Block (54,950 ha). North Tapanuli district has the largest area of forest (61.0%), while 29.7% is in South Tapanuli, and 9.3% in Central Tapanuli. The lowest point is 194 m above sea level, while the highest peak goes up to 1,781 m, though most of the forest is above 900m and on very rugged terrain.

Because of this altitudinal variation, a variety of forest types can be found, from tropical lowland forest, to montane mossy forest. It is truly “rain” forest: in 2016 a total of 4879 mm (192 inches!) of rainfall was recorded at “Camp Mayang” our Flora and Fauna Monitoring Station.

Forest Area / 141,749 HA

85%120,801 HA

Protection Forest / Conservation

85.2%

2%3,248 HA

Production Forest

2.3%

13%17,700 HA

For other uses

12.5%

North Tapanuli

86,401 HA

Forest Area
61%

61%

Protection Forest / Conservation
93%80,106 HA

92.7%

Production Forest
1%180 HA

0.2%

For Other Uses
6%6,114 HA

7.1%

South Tapanuli

42,139 HA

Forest Area
30%

29.7%

Protection Forest / Conservation
67%27,989 HA

66.4%

Production Forest
7%3,068 HA

7.3%

For Other Uses
26%11,082 HA

26.3%

Central Tapanuli

13,207 HA

Forest Area
10%

9.3%

Protection Forest / Conservation
96%12,704 HA

96.2%

Production Forest
0%0 HA

0%

For Other Uses
4%503 HA

3.8%