Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary

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Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary
Lanjak Entimau
Location in Borneo
Location Sarawak, Malaysia
Nearest city Kuching
Coordinates 1°31′N 112°10′E / 1.517°N 112.167°E / 1.517; 112.167Coordinates: 1°31′N 112°10′E / 1.517°N 112.167°E / 1.517; 112.167
Area 1,870 km²
Established 1983[1]
Governing body Forest Department

The Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the island of Borneo, in Malaysia. It covers 1,870km², and is significant for orangutan conservation. Together with Batang Ai National Park these protected areas contain an estimated 1,400 orangutans. Hunting and illegal logging are only minor problems in these areas, but could become serious if not monitored, especially because the areas are contiguous with Indonesia, where illegal logging is rampant.[2]

Together with the Betung Kerihun National Park in Indonesia, it has been proposed to form a World Heritage Site named the "Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo".[3]

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  1. ^ Forestry Sarawak: Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, retrieved 2010-11-03
  2. ^ McConkey, K., Caldecott, J. and McManus, E. 2005. Malaysia. In Caldecott, J., Miles, L. (eds) 2005. World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservatrion. Prepared by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. University of California Press, Berkeley, USA.
  3. ^ "Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary (LEWS) and Batang Ai National Park (BANP)". UNESCO. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 

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