Tropical Peatland Biodiversity and Revegetation

TOWARDS 1 MILLION TREES REPLANTED IN THE SEBANGAU NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIAN BORNEO 1. Which native tree species survive best when replanted in deforested tropical peatland? 2. Can use of reed baskets (bakul) and shade for planting both increase seedling survivaland provide local community benefits? 3. Does a Community Nursery approach enhance community benefits and provide […]

Farming the Ancestors’ Way

TRADITIONAL DAYAK FARMING AND SHIFTING CULTIVATION Farming is a way of survival that has existed for thousands of years in the archipelago. There are various types of cultivation methods passed down from generation to generation which were developed based on local wisdom and the principle of harmony with nature. In the midst of the fast […]

Keeping the Veins of Black Water

The river is like a vein and the forest is the heart. When the arteries are damaged, the heart slowly stops functioning. A heart that cannot function inevitably leads to death.

Setting up Snoops in the Jungle of Borneo

Written by Yohanes Prahara, BNF’s Content Creator and Media Liaison After almost one and a half hours of struggling up ‘the onerous cliff’, we finally arrived at the first camera trap location. The forest canopy sheltered us that afternoon. The sun wasn’t even directly above our heads yet. The atmosphere was cool and pleasant, a […]

Menjalankan Konservasi Taman Nasional Sebangau Bersama Masyarakat

Taman Nasional Sebangau (TNS) merupakan salah satu kawasan konservasi dengan hutan rawa gambut tropika tersisa dan penting di Kalimantan, bahkan dunia. Keberadaan kawasan seluas ± 537.451 hektar ini mampu mempengaruhi fungsi ekologis-hidrologis di sekitarnya. Kawasan Gambut Sebangau merupakan penyangga bagi tiga daerah aliran sungai (DAS) besar di provinsi Kalimantan Tengah, yaitu Sungai Katingan, Sungai Kahayan, […]

Creeping on The Onerous Cliff

The morning greeted Rekut’s jungle. The light of dawn woke me from a hammock that I tied to wooden poles in the corner of our temporary camp. This was our first morning on the Heart of Borneo expedition in June 2021. Instantly, the freshness of the air greeted me. I inhaled deeply while looking at […]

Stepping Towards on The Borneo’s Last Fortress

Writen by: Ferdiandus Eko Budi and Mohamad Burhanudin Spanning an area of ​​220,000 square kilometers, located in three countries, and lying in the middle of the island of Kalimantan, the Heart of Borneo forest tells the story of remaining hope. In the pace of changing times that are never friendly to nature, this forest still […]

Listening to the Return of the Little Gibbon’s Song

Verawati Aprillia – Event Organiser, BNF Indonesia “…As he swung through the forest towards his family, the Little Gibbon saw a group of villagers who had put out the forest fire. They were returning to the village. Their faces looked tired but happy. The Little Gibbon then squealed as a sign of gratitude to the […]

Surviving a Pandemic through Permaculture

Permaculture is an alternative livelihood solution during the pandemic Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has become a global disaster that has hit all parts of the world over the past year, including in Indonesia. Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) Indonesia in partnership with Save the Orangutan, and supported by Civil Society in Development (CISU) conducted community empowerment […]

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 […]