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Area of Sarawak: 12.4 million ha

Population of Sarawak (2013): 2.62 million

Forest Department Sarawak was established in 1919.

Forest Areas (2012): 8.4 million ha

Permanent Forest Estate (PFE) 4.3 millian ha
Stateland (Forest land not reserved permanently as forests) 5.7 million ha
Totally Protected Area (TPA) 0.5 million ha

Forest Types:

Hill Mixed Dipterocarp Forest 77.2 %
Peat Swamp Forest   6.1 %
Mangrove Forest   0.7 %
Others (Kerangas & Montane Forests) 16.0 %

Planted Forest Area:  325,314

Flora: 

Vascular plant flora 8,000 species
Tree species 2,000 species
Orchids 1,000 species
Ferns    757 species
Palms    260 species

Fauna:

Mammal 185 species
Birds 530 species
Snakes 186 species
Lizards 104 species
Amphibians 113 species

Highest peak in Sarawak: Gunung Murud (2,422 metres / 7,946 feet)

Longest river in Sarawak: Sungai Batang Rajang (174 kilometers)

No. of staff:  917 staff


 
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