Way Kambas National Park

Year of Declaration:  2015
Area (hectares): 1,256
Area and Location:

Located on the area of East Lampung and Central Lampung Regency



Way Kambas National Park has high genetic biodiversity and species biodiversity. It is critically important habitat for many endangered animals such as Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhino.


Habitat Types:

Way Kambas National Park has high genetic biodiversity and species biodiversity. Some types of vegetation in Way Kambas National Park are: Coastal forest, Mangrove forest,  Lowland forest,  Riparian forest, and  Dipterocarp / lowland forest.


Unique Flora:

Way Kambas National Park has rich biodiversity in plant, which are the following: 
Cyperus sp., Ipomoea pescaprae, Fimbristylis sp., almond tree (Terminalia catappa). Lowland forest with Alstonia scholaris, Macaranga sp.,  and Arenga pinnata. Dipterocarp forest has Trema orientalis, Mallotus paniculatus, Ficus fistula and Adyna polycephala. While secondary dipterocarp forest is dominated by Agathis sp., Dipterocarpus sp., Dillenia excelsa and Schima walicii. 


Unique Fauna:

Way Kambas is home to the big five mammals (Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Rhino, Sumatran Tiger, Honey Bear, and Tapir) 


Ecotourism Destination and Activities:

Way Kambas National Park is a place for research and recreation. Places that can be used for education, ecotourism and reseach are: Way kanan, Kuala kambas, Elephant Conservation Center and Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. 


Biological Richness: • 50 species of mammals which 36 species of them are protected
• 6 species of primates
• 406 species of aves
• 15 species of mammals and 20 species of birds are endemic species of Way Kambas National Park