Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta


Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta (TRBH) is a nature reserve area in primary forest of West Sumatra that serves to preserve germplasm, protection of natural resources, education and research, fostering the nature, as well as a place of recreation. TRBH is part of the Kerinci National Park.

This area was previously a location of Setia Mulya Botanic Garden which the opening is carried out by the first Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Mohammad Hatta in 1955. At that time, the management of this area was under the responsibility of the Institute of Natural Sciences or now LIPI. In 1961, the management of the area handed over to the Regional Government of West Sumatra and in 1981 handed over to the management of the University of Andalas. On August 12, 1986, Vice President Wirahadikusumah rename the area into Taman Hutan Raya Dr. Mohammad Hatta.

The entire area of this garder is covers 70 thousand hectares area. In general, this area is mountainous and hilly region at an altitude of 300-700 m above sea level and is part of the Bukit Barisan range that stretches from north to south.

TRBH is a tropical 'paradise', shaping the landscape undulating and steep covered by a wide variety of tropical plants pristine and inhabited by hundreds of unique species of animals to the island of Sumatra. The unique conditions make this area as a field of cruising and wildlife observation. In this area there are 352 species of flora and 170 species of protected fauna.


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