|Lorentz National Park|
|Taman Nasional Lorentz|
|Location||Papua Province, Indonesia|
|Area||25,056 km2 (9,674 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Ministry of Forestry|
|World Heritage site||1999|
|Criteria||Natural: viii, ix, x|
|Inscription||1999 (23rd Session)|
Lorentz National Park is a national park in Papua, Indonesia. It has an area of about 25,056 kilometres (15,569 mi). It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The park is named after the Dutch explorer Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz. There are many ecosystems in the park with many types of animals and plants.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Petocz, Ronald G. (1989). Conservation and Development in Irian Jaya. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Lorentz National Park Bureau (in Indonesian)
- UNESCO Data on Lorentz NP
- Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance Project — Facilitating Community-Driven Conservation and Strengthening Local Cultural Institutions in the Greater Lorentz Lowlands
- Birdlife EBA Factsheet: South Papuan Lowlands Archived 2009-01-03 at the Wayback Machine