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.
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