Feeling the burn: Restoring tropical peatlands following the 2015 fires

Written by Pau Brugues Sintes (BNF Conservation Scientist) The forest fires in 2015 had severe effects on the peatlands in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. There are many questions – the why’s, who’s and how’s this ecological disaster actually happened. But, our focus now is to understand how we better manage and restore the degraded and burnt […]

Our new education programme: Gibbon Goes To School

Written by Verawati Aprillia (BNF Communications Assistant) Following the launch of our new storybook ‘The Little Gibbon Who Lost His Song’ on International Children’s Book Day in April this year, our Education Team have established a new programme, called ‘Gibbon Goes To School.’ The programme involves visiting elementary schools in the city of Palangka Raya, […]

One Year Post-Fires on our Orangutan Behaviour Project

Written by Unyil, OuTrop Field Assistant Right after putting out the fires along the east area of our grid in October last year, it was still important for us to monitor the area to make sure fires did not resume and see what wildlife we could find.  I remember searching the area with fellow field […]

I am the Forest: Nature photo exhibition sparks a new conversation

Following the preview of the new nature photography exhibition I am the Forest at the Global Issues Network (GIN) Youth Conference last month, the exhibition was officially opened to the public on 2 October 2016 by the Governor of Central Kalimantan, H. Sugianto Sabran. The photo exhibition features the works of internationally recognised photographers, including wildlife […]