Located in the heart of Sabah, Deramakot Forest Reserve (DRF) is a hidden gem. It has been documented that about 75% of mammals in Sabah can be found within this forest reserve such as Orang Utan, Pygmy Elephants, Tembadau (Banteng), Proboscis Monkey and Clouded Leopard.
Looking for a wildlife adventure? A visit to this destination, will surely not disappoint.Only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles, the Forest Reserve has basic accommodation. Among the activities that you can experience are jungle trekking, morning walk (forest is amazing in the morning), wildlife drive as well as wildlife photography.
Deramakot Forest Reserve is the first natural tropical rainforest in the world to be certified as “well-managed” by the Forest Stewardship Council.
This 55,507 hectares forest has also earned the rare distinction for being the longest certified rainforest in the world by the Forest Stewardship Council since 1997.
This forest generates an annual income of about RM10m-RM15m from its timber. The harvesting is carried out based on “Reduced Impact Logging” concept where only trees that have minimal impact on soil and the surrounding forests will be removed.