Lowland Rainforest Habitat
Rainforest Habitat I Wildlife I Jungle
Trails I Activities I Getting
As a pocket of lowland rainfoirest habitats designated for conservation,
Danum Valley preserves the best of the natural world with many plant
and animal species found only in the forests, rivers and wetlands
of Borneo. Danum Valley's uniqueness lies in the dipterocarp forests
covering over 90% of the area. These forests are a haven for indigenous
tree species, like the Keruing Daun Besar, Selangan Jangkang, Mengaris
and Kapur Biasa. Danum Valley is a sanctuary to over 110 mammals,
including the rare Sumatran rhino adn ten primate species among
which are the Orangutan and the Proboscis monkey. The valley is
also home to over 275 bird species and numerous reptiles, amphibians,
fishes, countless insects and other fascinating creatures.
As one of the few private protected areas in Malaysia, Danum represents
not only a natural treasure, but also an opportunity for land managers
and conservationists to work together to sustain the biological
resources unique to tropical habitats.
One of the premier research and education facilities in Southeast
Asia, the Danum Valley Field Center oversees research projects,
controls forest enrichment planning sites, education, training and
wilderness recreation and is a meeting place for naturalists from
all over the world.