Watching and learning about apes is like learning about humans

Written by Desi Natalia (BNF’s Online Engagement Officer) Understanding gibbons and their behaviour, and designing the best strategies for conserving the species, requires long-term research. BNF first began studying the Bornean white-bearded gibbon (Hylobates albibarbis) in Sebangau, Central Kalimantan in 2005 and this is now the second-longest running gibbon behavioural research project in the world. […]

Talking about the smoke and forest fires in Sebangau Ranger-style

Written by Dinora (BNF’s Education Staff) Forest fires and smoke feel like a routine disaster in Borneo. Since July 2019, Palangka Raya and other cities have been smothered by smoke. Drought and a long history of land mismanagement are the main causes of fire on peatland. Burning, which is often carried out for economic reasons, […]

The fires still burn, I can feel the heat even in my dreams

The hot winds blow against my face and I’ve been breathing in toxic smoke for more than two months. I can feel the anger of many people in my village. I am angry; my family is suffering from the fires and smoke too. I am Idrus and I live in Kereng Bangkirai Village, near Sebangau […]