Kinabalu National Park – World Natural Heritage in Malaysia

Kinabalu Park was established in 1964, located in the state of Sabah, north of the island of Borneo, Malaysia, located under Mount Kinabalu, with an altitude of 4095m, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea.

Location: State of Sabah
Year of recognition: 2000
Criteria: (ix)(x)
Acreage: 75,370 hectares

Kinabalu Heritage Park covers an area of ​​approximately 75,370 hectares, including most of Mount Kinabalu, holding a special place for the biota of Southeast Asia.

The park is located on a granite geology, formed 15 million years ago and pushed up by tectonic movements 1 million years ago, thereby forming the present landscape.

The park is located in an area with elevations from 152m to 4095m. By altitude, tropical lowland forest and tropical hill forest habitats account for 35% of the Park area; tropical montane forests, alpine forests and shrubs on mountain tops account for 37%; The typical vegetation cover on the rock base accounts for about 16%.

Kinabalu National Park - World Natural Heritage in Malaysia

The park is a plant diversity conservation center for Southeast Asia; home to at least half of the flora of the island of Borneo and is particularly rich in flora native to the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia and subtropical flora.

The park is a habitat conservation for many animals, such as: 90 species of mammals, 326 species of birds (including typical birds of Borneo), primates, amphibians, Borneo reptiles, invertebrates and about 22 other species, many of which are threatened with extinction.

Though nestled in the midst of another agricultural and development area, Kinabalu Park Heritage is now well-preserved, one of the top visitor attractions in Sabah, Malaysia.

Map of Kinabalu . National Park

Video about Kinabalu . National Park

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