Thursday, November 21, 2013

Kuching Wetlands National Park (KWNP)




Kuching Wetlands National Park (KWNP) is a national park in Malaysia. It is the remains of the former Sarawak Mangrove Forest Reserve which covered 170 km².
Located 30 km from Kuching, the Wetlands National Park was gazetted in 1992 and covers an area of 66.1 km² on the estuarine reaches of the Sibu Laut and Salak rivers. The park is composed of coastal, marine and freshwater ecosystems. The predominantly saline and deltaic mangrove system includes an extensive network of marine waterways and tidal creeks, formed by the interconnecting rivers of Sungei Sibu-Laut, Batang Salak and Sungei Santubong that form the boundary of the park. Some small patches of heath forest are found within the park.
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