How does the work of BNF contribute in the context of Covid-19 and future potential disease pandemics?
The Borneo Nature Foundation’s (BNF) mission is to protect, maintain and enhance Kalimantan’s rainforest ecosystems, the biodiversity found within and the benefits that these provide to people. We are not a medical charity and we are not at the forefront of the medical battle to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, though we have helped where we […]
Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG) area, a special zone within the Sebangau National Park, is a peatland that is particularly prone to fire. Land and forest fires are one of the most prolific disasters affecting peatlands, due to drying of the peat soil. Therefore peatland re-wetting programs have been initiated by institutions located in […]
Thick smoke began to soar, covering the sun until the sky turned orange. The sound of fire burning branches and shrubs increasingly made that evening tense. Black faces like masks came out of the siege of smoke, the faces of the front troops from MPA (fire-fighting communities), Kereng Bengkirai, Central Kalimantan.”My eyes begin to feel […]