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FACTS & FIGURESFACTS & FIGURES

Facts & Figures

Area of Sarawak: 12.4 million ha

Population of Sarawak (2015): 2.636 million

Forest Department Sarawak was established in 1919.

National Parks: 37

Wild Life Sanctuaries: 5

Nature Researves: 14

Forest Covered Areas: 2015

Permanent Forest Estate (PFEs)* Hectares

Totally Protected Area (TPAs)** Hectares

Hill

Swamp

Mangrove

Hill

Swamp

Mangrove

4,251,883

55,513

12,906

582,048

79,409

12,522

Total: 4,320,302 Hectares

Total: 673,979 Hectares

Note :

PFE* - Includes forest reserves, protected forests, communal  forests & government reserves.
TPA** - National Parks, Wild Life Sanctuary & Nature Reserves

Forest Types:

Hill Mixed Dipterocarp Forest 77.2 %
Peat Swamp Forest   6.1 %
Mangrove Forest   0.7 %
Others (Kerangas & Montane Forests) 16.0 %

 

Flora & Fauna of Sarawak:

Flora:

Varcular plant flora

8,000 species

Tree species

2,000 species

Orchids

1,000 species

Ferns

757 species

Palms

260 species

Fauna:

Mammals

185 species

Birds

530 species

Snakes

186 species

Lizards

104 species

Amphibians

113 species

Highest peak in Sarawak

Gunung Murud (2,422 metres/ 7,946 feet)

Longest river in Sarawak

Sungai Batang Rajang (174 kilometres)

Planted Forest Area:  325,314

Highest peak in Sarawak: Gunung Murud (2,422 metres / 7,946 feet)

Longest river in Sarawak: Sungai Batang Rajang (174 kilometers)

No. of staff:  909 staff