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About Way Kambas National Park

Way Kambas National Park is one of many national parks in Indonesia. It covers around 1,300 square kilometers, which located in Lampung Province, southern Sumatra of Indonesia. Way Kambas has a type of swamp forest and lowland rain-forest.

The park belongs to several critically endangered animals from Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants, and Sumatran rhinoceroses. Way Kambas also provides birdwatching with rare white-winged wood duck among the over 400 species present in the park.

The park is a home to more than 200 Sumatran elephants; which are also included within elephant training program called the Way Kambas Training Center of Elephants, established in 1985.

Threats to the park are posed by poaching and habitat loss due to illegal logging. Conservation efforts include patrolling and the establishment of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary and the Elephant Conservation Center. Located around 9 kilometers from Plang Ijo entrance, the training center was established to protect elephants sustainability as well as an attraction for visitors.

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