Since 1984, OFI has helped bring in foreign tourists to visit Tanjung Puting National Park, this visit is a group that changes from year to year. This “Earthwatch” group is the starting point for a tourism development in West Kotawaringin in general and Tanjung Puting in particular.

With the arrival of group after group, the information about Tanjung Puting is getting more global.
Promotion after promotion is carried out in various ways, publishing books covering print media or internationally, or making documentary films, helping to introduce world tourists to Tanjung Puting National Park.
Documentary films and books are very helpful in introducing orangutans in particular, Tanjung Puting National Park and Kotawaringin Barat in general. For example, a book “Reflection Of Eden” and various publications about orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park in leading print media in the United States and other parts of the world such as Europe and also the film with Yulia Robert that was recently released, Born To Be Wild. in more than 20 countries in the world, has a tremendous impact on the development of tourism.
Orangutans have become icons in tourist visits to Tanjung Puting National Park. None of the tourists came to see the others, except for the orangutans and camp leakey whose names have become worldw
ide among tourists, special interests who have the aim of seeing or visiting certain locations or seeing animals of interest such as bird enthusiasts or birdwatchers.
The increasing number of tourist visits who come directly is very helpful for the development and improvement of the economy in West Kotawaringin, especially in Kumai District. Tourists who come certainly spend a lot of money to travel to Tanjung Puting National Park, so it is very necessary for cooperation in conserving the forest and its contents, such as the orangutan which has become an icon in tourism in Tanjung Puting National Park, the destruction of forests and the destruction of wildlife, in addition to damaging the environment. will also have an impact on the economy.

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