Tabin Wildlife Reserve is one of the best kept lowland rainforest of Borneo. Tabin Wildlife Reserve was gazetted in 1984 under the Forest Enactment, 1968 and classified as a Class VII Forest Reserve. The reserve has an area of 120.521 hectares and is a protected area which is the largest in the state of Sabah. This reserve is a Tropical Rainforest that is rich with biodiversity. The existence of Tabin Wildlife Reserve is part of the State Government’s efforts to protect and preserve wildlife, especially large mammals such as the Sumatran Rhinoceros. Among other objectives, Tabin Wildlife Reserve is created to ensure high quality protection for highly endangered species such as the Sumatran Rhino.
One of the highlights of Tabin are the active and mineral-rich mud volcanoes, attracting frequent visits by wildlife for their mineral intake.
Amongst the popular things-to-do in Tabin are jungle-trekking, night safari, birdwatching and rainforest education. The reserve practices responsible tourism by taking initiatives such as observing wildlife in their natural habitats and to reduce impact by human on wildlife by limiting number of visitors per guide.
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