||This area was originally designated as Wildlife Reserve by the Dutch Government, which is contained in the Staatsblad of Van Nederlanch Number 18, dated 29 October 1935 with an area of 190,000 ha.
In 1991, when the world’s wetland conservation was held in Ramsar (Iran), the international community considers Berbak wetlands to be unique wetlands and potentials that need to incorporate this area into one of the international wetland protection sites (RAMSARSITE). Finally in 1992, Berbak was recorded as the 554th Ramsar Site.
Furthermore, in 1992, the Indonesian government through the Minister of Forestry Stipulated this area as a National Park with Decree No. 285 / Kpts-II / 1992 with an area of 162,700 ha.
In 1994, Sembilang was a Natural Forest Sembilang Forest with an area of 205,750 ha. Year 1996/1997, conducted an assessment with the result that the Natural Forest Sembilang Forest area meets the criteria as a conservation area in the form of a national park.
March 19, 2003, designated as a national park with an area of 202,896.31 Ha.
This National Park is representative of peat swamp forests, freshwater swamp forest, and riparian forests (riverside) in South Sumatra Province.