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Facts & Figures

Area of Sarawak: 12.445,000 ha

Population of Sarawak (2018): 2.8 million

Forest Department Sarawak was established in 1919.

National Parks: 45 (1,830,650 ha, include territorial)

Wild Life Sanctuaries: 5 (225,791.40 ha)

Nature Reserves: 15 (3,455 ha)

Forest Covered Areas: 2019

Permanent Forest Estate (PFEs)* Hectares

Totally Protected Area (TPAs)** Hectares

Hill

Swamp

Mangrove

Hill

Swamp

Mangrove

4,142,830

55,139

11,084

716,939

86,182

12,950

Total: 4,209,053 Hectares

Total: 816,071 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 65.4%
Peat Swamp Forest   3.5 %
Mangrove Forest   0.6 %
Others (Kerangas & Montane Forests) 30.5%

 

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:  870 staff as of January 2020

1. Tetap : 812

2. JBC : 11

3. Kontrak : 47