Camera Traps in Barito Ulu On a misty June morning, the gentle chugging of a boat engine ebbed slowly up the Riam Lampei Awei River. The boat, containing 10 members of Borneo Nature Foundation’s (BNF) camera trap research team departed from a traditional floating house on the banks of the Joloi River and headed 90 […]

Young Guardian of the Village Forest

YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN VILLAGE FOREST POTENTIAL SURVEYS SOWS SEEDS OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE It was already 10 am when the Parahangan Village Forest Potential Survey Team, Kahayan Tengah Subdistrict, arrived at Kahayan River dock in Parahangan Village. The team was comprised of 29 people from the Village Forest Management Board (LPHD) Parahangan, the Production […]

Caring for Village Forests

Written by Yohanes Prahara, BNF’s Content Creator and Media Liaison That afternoon the sun was furious, the heat making the eyes sting and the skin burn as we arrived at Tuwung Village, Kahayan Tengah District, Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan. The village can be reached by road from Palangka Raya and is approximately 45 minutes […]

The ‘Ghost Crocodile’ from Kalimantan

Written by, Yohanes Prahara, Content Creator and Media Liaison BNF Indonesia The landscape of Central Kalimantan is mostly peat swamp forest, encompassing many rivers and swamps; an excellent habitat for several endemic animal species, from freshwater fish, and amphibians, to reptiles. However, until now, research on reptiles is rare, particularly research on crocodiles and gharial. […]

Green Prosperity for Local Communities

Local communities get benefits through Community Nursery It was a hot morning when we arrived at the Kahayan Watershed and Protected Forest Management Center (BPDASHL) Permanent Nursery in Tumbang Nusa Village, Jabiren Raya District, Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan. Shady trees with the song of wild birds greeted the participants of the Peat Swamp Forest […]