In April 2021, the forest became a haven for four endemic Mentawai primates, namely Bilou, Joja, Simakobu and Bokkoi. Besides the primates, many other endemic animals and plants also live in the forest.
Although inhabited by endemic primates, there is no legal protection of this forest area for conservation.
In 2022, the Berkat forest was massively logged, causing the primate habitat to be destroyed.
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