In the satelite image, dark green areas are primary forest. You can see that the forest is divided into two block, known as the larger West Block (78,891 ha) and the East Block (54,950 ha). North Tapanuli district has the largest area of forest (66.7%), while 22.6% is in South Tapanuli, and 10.7% 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 800m and on very rugged terrain.
Because of this altitudinal variation, a variety of forest types can be found, from tropical lowland forest, to montane moss forest. It is truly “rain” forest: in 2012, 4210 mm (167 inches) of rainfall was recorded at the Flora and Fauna Monitoring Station.
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