Kerinci Seblat National Park is a national and even international asset that has strategic value for the biodiversity preservation in support the sustainable development. In this region live no less than 370 species of birds, 90 species of mammals including 8 species of primates and various types of reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects.
Besides, there are about 4,000 species of plants which are dominated by Dipterocarpaceae. Some species of plants and animals are endangered and protected species, such as Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), wild goats (Capricornis sumatrensis), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus), carcass flower (Amorphophallus titanum), and Rafflesia flowers (Rafflesia arnoldi). Ecologically, Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) is a nature conservation area which has completely original ecosystem. The mountainous natural fortress with high rainfall, makes this area as a water catchment area that is very important for lowlands.