Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE THE TREES FOR THE FOREST Features | Posts | Conservation Borneo is one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, host to a staggering array of plant species. In fact, one ten-hectare plot in Borneo can contain more than 700 tree species, a number equal to that of the United States […]

Halloween: Meet Borneo’s Creepiest Wildlife!

Halloween 2022: Borneo’s Creepiest Wildlife! It’s Halloween! To celebrate, let’s usher in the spooky season by getting to know a few of Borneo’s creepiest jungle inhabitants: Pitcher plants (genus Nepenthes) Like other carnivorous plants, pitcher plants grow in poor quality soil, so have adapted to find their nutrients elsewhere. These predatory plants have a built-in […]

Introducing the 5 wild cats of Kalimantan

As you might have read over the last few weeks, Borneo is home to five species of wild cat: the bay cat, Sundra clouded leopard, marbled cat, Sunda leopard cat and flat-headed cat. However, with the possible exception of clouded leopards, none of these species have received much conservation attention.   Well, that’s something we’re hoping […]

Cats, Conservation… Cameras!

We recently launched our exciting new Cameras for Cats campaign, supporting a multi-landscape camera trapping initiative to gather data on Borneo’s secretive wild cats. In this article, we will explore the survey methods used by our teams in the field and learn all about camera trapping for conservation research.  Camera traps play an important role […]

The Month of Love: Getting Reacquainted with Gracia and Gara

February 14th is marked by annual celebrations around the world as people gather their loved ones and exchange gifts to commemorate Valentine’s Day. This year, Abdul Azis (affectionately known as Azis Orangutan by his colleagues), Orangutan Coordinator at BNF, was also feeling the love. Azis was happy because he had finally been given the go-ahead […]

Cameras for Cats: What’s the Big Idea?

We are excited to announce that BNF has launched our new Cameras for Cats campaign, raising money for an upcoming multi-landscape research initiative to uncover the secret lives of Borneo’s wild cats. Whilst orangutans have become near-synonymous with the island’s wildlife, Borneo is host to thousands of other animal species, including five wild cats: the bay […]

Sebangau Rangers Learn through the Uneng Welum Project

The Sebangau Rangers were involved in a project named “Uneng Welum” from October 2020 to January 2021. Uneng Welum is taken from the Dayak Ma’anyan language meaning ‘place of life’. The message of this project is to always bring hope and cheerfulness to everyone who joins the project. There are three main activities that the […]

Environmental Education Challenges in the Pandemic

Our environmental education program is facing challenges in the pandemic Covid-19 Before the pandemic, BNF’s Education Team regularly conducted environmental education program “Anak Sebangau” (Children of Sebangau) activities outdoors, where the children could play and learn about the environmental themes. However, since the pandemic has restricted group gatherings, including outdoor activities, we altered our strategy […]

BNF’s 2020 Highlights

2020 has been a tough year for many people due to the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world. BNF is also still struggling to carry out activities and programs under local restrictions but must continue for the sake of the sustainability of the ongoing program, habitat preservation, and the sustainable livelihoods of local communities. Here, […]

A Peaceful Message From Camp LAHG, Sebangau National Park

Message from LAHG, Sebangau National Park The morning air was still cold, heavy rain had just flushed through the Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG) camp, a special zone within the Sebangau National Park. The birds began to sound melodious accompanied by the sound of gibbons singing in the distance. The sound of water droplets […]