National Park
Taman Negara

Ancient Rainforest Wonder

Taman Negara (National Park) is the first and the oldest official Protected Area in the country, which was originally named King George V National Park. Declared in 1938 by the Sultans of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu (during King George's Silver Jubilee), it was gazetted to preserve the land's indigenous nature in perpetuity. The park was renamed Taman Negara after the nation gained independence in 1957.
Taman Negara is the largest of all Protected Areas in Peninsular Malaysia with 4,343 sq km. The Pahang section of the park is the largest at 2,477 sq km, followed by Kelantan's portion at 1,043 sq km and Terengganu's at 853 sq km. The Peninsula's highest peak is Gunung Tahan at 2,187m.

Taman Negara is indeed one of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated at 130 million years old. The abundance and diversity of nature is phenomenal, one of the world's most complex and rich ecosystems.

Managed by Jabatan PERHILITAN (Department of Wildlife and National Parks), Taman Negara's Future is secure with stated objectives as follows:

To protect and conserve the flora and fauna in Taman Negara and to maintain the tropical rainforest ecosystem

To propagate species of flora and fauna

To manage Taman Negara as a sustainable recreational area

To conserve all objects and places of historical, aesthetic or scientific interest

To provide a natural lab for research on species and habitat found in the tropical rainforest for management purposes.
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