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Sentarum, Danau

General Information

Description Sentarum is essentially a group of seasonal and shallow lakes, which directly depend on the health of the catchment area of the upper Kapuas River. Peat from Danau Sentarum may be the oldest tropical peat in the world.
Country Indonesia
Latitude 0° 50' 0" (0.8333)
Longitude 112° 10' 0" (112.1667)


 Sentarum locator map

Physical Characteristics

Surface Area 100.00 km2
Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description A team of local partners has produced a participatory action plan that was formulated by local communities, the government, and local NGOs.
Watershed Action Plan In development
Issues The use of extremely small mesh fish nets has directly caused the decline of fish populations. A common carnivorous fish, Channa spp., is widely reared in wooden cages. Fishers collect millions of juvenile fish in order to feed the Channa, resulting in serious pressure on wild fish populations.

Logging in the watershed is a serious problem.


Biodiversity Conservation

Description At least 250 species of fish are found in the lake’s waters. Riverine forest in the park is a major habitat for proboscis monkeys, and some other parts of forests are important places for orangutans and many other mammals. Hundreds of birds, many endangered, are seen in the lake.
Designations Ramsar Site
Species of Concern


Yayasan Konservasi Borneo
Borneo Conservancy

LakeNet Programs

Indonesian Lakes Forum Meetings



Ramsar Site Directory, Lake Sentarum
Wetlands International Indonesia Programme

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.

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