Situated in the province of West Java in the south of Jakarta, Cibodas Biosphere Reserve is an example of an ecosystem in the humid tropics undergoing strong human pressure.
The Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park constitutes the core area of the biosphere reserve. It includes two twinned volcanoes and mountainous rain forests with many Javan endemic species.
The buffer zone comprises for a large part production forest, tea plantations and horticulture fields. Rice irrigation fields and human settlements mostly cover the transition area.Declaration Date: 1977 Surface Area: : 21,975 ha Administrative Division: Cianjur, Sukabumi and Bogor West Java
Because of its easy access, the Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park with its spectacular panorama is a favourite site with visitors. Located in the province of West Java this Park encompasses the peaks of Mt. Gede, Mt. Pangrango. Around these peaks are tea plantations, recreation parks, waterfalls, hot springs, lakes and accommodation facilities within the park as around its periphery. The Park was declared nature conservation area in 1889, although prior to this the Cibodas Botanical Gardens was already established here in 1830, where cinchona (quinine) and coffee were first cultivated to become Java’s most prominent exports in the 19th century.
Terhitung sejak tanggal 1 April 2010, pendakian Gunung Gede Pangrango kembali dibuka untuk umum. Pembukaan kegiatan pendakian tersebut diumumkan melalui pengumuman yang ditandatangani oleh Kepala Balai Besar Taman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango Nomor 342/11-TU/3/2010, tanggal 11 Maret 2010. Bagi calon pendaki diwajibkan melakukan reservasi (booking)
Siaran Pers Nomor : S.382/PIK-1/2009