Kinabalu Park (2000)

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Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. 

Malaysia 2006. Kinabalu National Park in Sabah State.

It has been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia and is exceptionally rich in species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora. 

  • Malaysia 2006. Kinabalu National Park in Sabah State. Set of four stamps (in two se-tenant pairs) from four different national parks in Malaysia. The two sets are slightly different in size. 

The four stamps are entitled "Mountains of Malaysia". Please note that there are also a souvenir sheet and four maximum cards related to the sets. The sheet is unrelated to the World Heritage properties of Malaysia. 

In its justification for inscription the UNESCO states that the site has a diverse biota and high endemism. 

The altitudinal and climatic gradient from tropical forest to alpine conditions combine with precipitous topography, diverse geology and frequent climate oscillations to provide conditions ideal for the development of new species. 

The Park contains high biodiversity with representatives from more than half the families of all flowering plants. 

The majority of Borneo’s mammals, birds, amphibians and invertebrates (many threatened and vulnerable) occur in the Park. 

  • Map of Borneo with State of Sabah at the northern end of the Island. 

Map of Borneo. Sabah State.

Sources and links:

Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Malaysia (on this web site). For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Malaysia-section. 

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