Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve to conserve 20 waterfalls

12 January, 2015 | Source: ANTARA NEWS

Pekanbaru (ANTARA News) - The Bukit Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve located in Kampar and Kuantan Sengingi districts, Riau, is preserving 20 waterfalls, with the potential to become ecotourism attractions, Syamsidar, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) spokesperson, stated here, Monday.

"We have explored at least 20 waterfalls in Rimbang Baling. They have the potential to support ecotourism in this area," he added.

The Bukit Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve, spanning an area of 136 thousand hectares, preserves its unique floral diversity, one of them being Rafflesia arnoldii.

"We have found this rare flower twice in the area," Syamsidar remarked.

According to him, the waterfalls are accessible mostly by canoeing through the Subayang River. The closest waterfall, which is located in the Subayang Rivers inlet, is Batu Dinding Waterfall, in the Tanjung Belit Village, while the Pangkalan Kapas waterfall, at a height of 100 meters, is the highest in the region.

Syamsidar explained that the Kampar District administration will promote the waterfalls as tourism attractions by simultaneously preserving the local wisdom, known as Lubuk Larangan.

"The tradition of Lubuk Larangan forbids people from catching fish in the areas close to the waterfalls during certain seasons," he said, adding that the other wild animals conserved in this wildlife area are jungle cat, clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), Sumatran golden cat, marble cat, and Sumatran tiger.

 

A number of Jakarta residents have expressed their pride on the presence of the country′s first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi stated at the opening of a High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation that future concrete cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region aligns with Indonesia′s vision to become a global maritime fulcrum.
Delegates from the 18 member countries of the East Asia Summit (EAS) will attend the High Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation initiated by Indonesia on March 20, 2019, in Jakarta.
The Trade Ministry simplified exports of palm oil and derivative products by revoking Trade Ministerial Regulation No. 54 of 2015 on Verification/Technical Tracking of Palm Oil, Crude Palm Oil (CPO), and Derivative Products′ Exports.
ndonesian female journalists talked about gender equality and the twists and turn of being female journalists in a male-dominated journalistic world at the cultural center of the United States in Indonesia, @america, in Jakarta, on Tuesday.
Indonesia and Egypt have forged cooperation in counterterrorism marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Indonesian Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) and the Egyptian Home Affairs Ministry.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu