History of Siberut Island Conservation Area

Being Siberut National Park (SNP) Regions Conservation in Siberut Island began in 1976 with the enactment of Wildlife Teitei Batti region with an area of 6500 ha based on the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture Number 670/Kws/Um/10/1976 , dated October 25, 1976.


In 1979 the Wildlife Refuge area Teitei Batti expanded to 56,500 ha and changed the status of a nature reserve, according to the decision of Minister of Agriculture Number : 758/Kws/Um/12/1978  dated December 5, 1978.


Through the Man and Biosphere Program (MAB) in 1981 United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Siberut Island as Biosphere Reserve in Indonesia.


Then based on the decision of Minister of Agriculture Number : 623/Kpts/Um/8/1982 dated August 23, 1982 also designated nature reserve area in Siberut Island area of 50,000 ha in the south.


In subsequent developments based on the Decree of the Minister of Forestry No. 407/Kpts-II/1993 set Siberut National Park with an area of 190,500 which is a combination of natural reserves (132,900 ha), protection forest (3500 ha), limited production forest (36,600 ha) and permanent production forest (36,600 ha).