Decree of the minister of Forestry No 126/Menhut-II/2004
April 29, 2004
Technical implementation Unit
Balai Taman Nasional Batang Gadis
Batang Gadis national park is a combination of several state forests that have been established since the Dutch era, namely; Protection Forest Register 4 Batang Gadis I, group I, II and III (1921). Protection Forest Register 5 Batang Gadis II, groups I and II (1921). Protection Forest Register 27 Christmas Rod (1924). Protection Forest Register 28 Christmas Rod II (1924). Protection Forest Register 29 Batahan Hulu, (1924). Protection Forest Register 36 Trunk Parlampungan I, (1924). And on the initiative and encouragement of the community and local government, in 2004 the Minister of Forestry changed the function of this area into Batang Gadis National Park.
The purpose of establishing a national park is to save wildlife and natural habitats, as well as a symbol of recognition of local wisdom values in managing forests. One of them is evidenced by the prohibition or naborgo-borgo or the prohibition of rarangan or forest ban, are some examples of local wisdom that until now still sustainable.
This establishment is also very important given that the rate of destruction of natural forest in the province is already at a very alarming level. Based on data from the Ministry of Forestry in 2003, forest destruction in the region reached 3.8 million ha per year. Forest destruction in North Sumatra alone reached 76 thousand ha per year in the period 1985 – 1998.
Until the end of November 2004 forest damage caused by illegal logging and forest fires in North Sumatra reached 694,295 ha, for protected forests reached 207,575 ha, 32,500 ha conservation forest, mangrove forest 54 220 ha and production forest of about 400,000 ha.
The establishment of this national park is also not solely government efforts, but the efforts of the community and non-government organizations such as BITRA Indonesia, Conservation International Indonesia (CII), the Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) of North Sumatra, PUSAKA Indonesia, Leuser Lestari Foundation (YLL), Oceans Foundation and others.
Based on the study there are 225 species of vascular plants or about 1% of all vascular plants in Indonesia. Here are some unique and rare plants in the Mandailing area: the Padma (Rafflesia arnoldi), Semar (Shorea spp), Lime (Dryobalanops spp), Agathis (Agathis spp), and several other plant species known name…
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Mammals: recorded 42 species of them are the Sumatran tiger (panther tigris), the leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), the forest dog (Cuon alpinus), the golden cat (Catopuma temminckii), the stone cat (Felis marmorata), tapir (Tapirus indicus), the jungle goat (Capricornis sumateraensis), deer (Cervus unicolor), deer (Munticus muntjak), hedgehog (Hystrix brachyuran), yellow throat caterpillar (Matres Falvigula), pangolin (Manis javanica), and sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) …
Birds: There are approximately 247 species of birds recorded in Batang Gadis National Park, with its found About ten species of hornbill / hornbill in Sumatra, namely Buceros spp, Antharaceros spp, Anorrhinus spp, Aceros spp. Making it one of the most important National Parks of its existence …
Amphibians: there are three-horned frogs (Megophys nasuta), and sensilia (lchtyophis sp), a kind of frog that does not belong to the subsurers of the subsurface in the forest of wet forest floors in Sumatra and the Great Sunda …
Reptiles: among which are recorded king cobras (Ophiophagus Hannah) …
Insect: also found some butterfly species such as Ornithoptera sp and Troides sp.
Rencana Strategis Dinas Kehutanan Provinsi Sumatera Utara tahun 2013-2018; (Link:drive.google.com)
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ANALISIS KAWASAN DAN PERUBAHAN PENUTUPAN LAHAN TAMAN NASIONAL BATANG GADIS, KABUPATEN MANDAILING NATAL SUMATERA UTARA; Benteng H. Sihombing, Univ. Simalungun Sumatera Utara, Medan; M. Sumaryono, Laboratorium Perencanaan Hutan Fahutan Unmul, Samarinda; 2009 (Link:drive.google.com)
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Populasi dan Habitat Ungko (Hylobates agilis) di Taman Nasional Batang Gadis, Sumatera Utara; Tuah Malem Bangun, Program Studi Mayor Primatologi, Sekolah Pascasarjana, IPB; Sri Supraptini Mansjoer, Pusat Studi Satwa Primata, Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, IPB; M. Bismark, Balai Penelitian dan Pengembangan Hutan, Departemen Kehutanan; 2009 (Link:drive.google.com)