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Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation or TWNC is a conservation area initially run/managed by Artha Graha Peduli or AGP Foundation since 1996. In 2007 TWNC was officially part of AGP’s green programwith the signing of Cooperation agreement between AGP and Ministry of Forestry. TWNC covers 48,153 hectares of forest which is part of 365,000 hectares of South Bukit Barisan National Park or SBBNP and around 14.089 hectares of marine reserve. TWNC is located on the southern tip of Sumatera Island and it is quite remote area where no public transportation available.


In the past, several illegal activities occurred in TWNC, such as illegal hunting, illegal logging, illegal fishing, and uncontrolled land use. Such activities created deforestation of the South Bukit Barisan National Park and reduced the available forest area by approximately 20%. In addition, the practice of blast fishing damaged the natural reefs within the marine reserve area. AGP fisrt came to TWNC in 1996 as volunteer and receive permit to manage the conservation area through Adhiniaga Kreasinusa Corporation in 2007 and the conservation area was officially named Tambling Wild Life Nature Conservation or TWNC. We collaborate with the Government to managed 48,153 hectares of forest and 14,089 hectares of sea and work together with Indonesia National Narcotics Agencies (Badan Narkotika Nasional) for drug rehabilitation program and Panthera USA for tiger monitoring program in Tambling. We also take part in UNFCCC Conference of the Parties to show our efforts in addressing climate change.


TWNC area is still well covered with forest. This area consist of low land tropical rain forests, coastal forests, mangrove forests, lake and freshwater marsh as well as low land secondary forests. There is also enclave or a portion of territory surrounded by TWNC area whose inhabitants are culturally or ethnically distinct which is called Pangekahan village at the eastern side of TWNC.


TWNC Habitat

TWNC is good habitat for many endangered species such as Sun Bear, Sumatran Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Dhole, Sumatran Surili, Great Argus, Rhinoceros Hornbill, and the rare White-winged Duck which often visit Sei Leman and Menjukut Lake. Moreover, TWNC is also a home for Sumatran Tiger with the highest population density in Southeast Asia.

More Resources About Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation:
Garuda Indonesia Colour Magazine Sept 2013 PDF Download (Tambling Only)