A Journey into the Bornean Jungle

Happy International Orangutan Day! This year’s International Orangutan Day feels like the perfect opportunity to journey back to my experience of a lifetime living in the tropical peat-swamp forest of Indonesian Borneo. The remarkable and remote island of Borneo is home to over 15,000 species of plant and an incredible array of animal life including […]

The Displaced Native Inhabitants

Two more unique species from Borneo have been included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List 2020 namely the Endangered Bornean White-bearded Gibbon (Hylobates albibarbis), and the Vulnerable Red Langur/Kelasi (Presbytis rubicunda). The Critically Endangered Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) has been included in the list since 2016. This assessment is critically […]

Build dams, Trim the Fire Chain

In Central Kalimantan, forest and land fires are annual disasters with wide-ranging and problematic impacts. Its effects become like a complicated tangled yarn. However, in one corner of the Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG) of Sebangau, a special zone within the Sebangau National Park, a group of local residents refused to give up on […]