Gibbon Youth Campaign: Introducing gibbon and the threat of forest fires

Written by Eka Cahyaningrum (BNF’s Primate Scientist) and Jesica Karina (BNF’s Education Staff) We all know about the orangutan, one of the most famous apes from Indonesia. But many people don’t know about gibbon, even though there are many species of gibbon spread throughout Indonesia. Gibbons are more commonly called ‘monkeys’. Many people don’t know that the gibbon is, in fact, an ape. […]

I See Fire

Written by Abi Gwynn (Research student from University of Exeter) Over the last two weeks, the dreaded fires have started in and around Palangka Raya and now smoke blankets the city. New fires are starting every day, adding to the smoky haze, and seem to be edging nearer to the forest. What has struck me […]

The synergy of BNF and Schools in Mungku Baru Village through Environmental Education

Written by Dwi Riyan (BNF Education Manager) Education has a very important role in improving the quality of human resources. Therefore, there is no limitation in providing education, including area restrictions, as well as information and communication technologies that may also be obstacles. Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) is committed to providing environmental education without limits. […]

Why do baby red langur monkeys change colour?

Written by Eka Cahyaningrum (BNF Primate Scientist) Red langur monkeys (Presbytis rubicunda) can be found on the islands of Borneo and Karimata. This species also lives in the Sebangau National Park peat-swamp forest where we conduct primate behaviour research and other biodiversity studies. The babies of this species are born snow white. The young animals’ […]

Sebangau Ranger: Youth Nature Club in Sebangau

Written by Jesica and Dwi Riyan (Education team) We are Sebangau Ranger, a group of teenagers living in and around Kereng Bengkirai, just outside Palangka Raya the capital of Central Kalimantan province. We are trained and constantly receive mentoring from Borneo Nature Foundation’s education team about the environment surrounding our home and our village, and […]