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 […]

Taking an Eco Stance in a Crowded Christmas Marketplace

Christmas Tree World has been working with the BNF since 2019. In that time, the BNF have planted more than 17,000 seedlings thanks to the e-tailer’s donation strategy that sees ‘A Tree Planted For Every Order’. To read more on how Christmas Tree World have been working with the BNF, take a look at their […]

Examining the Source of Fire

Source of Fire in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo Central Kalimantan is a real portrait of the characteristics and vulnerability of forest and land fires in Indonesia. With the arrival of each dry season, thousands of hectares of forests and land burn at an increasingly large scale and impact. Various countermeasures have been taken, and various […]

“Orangutans Need People Who Care”

Wednesday afternoon in August, in a thatch-roofed hut at the end of Kereng Bangkirai Village, Palangka Raya City, Central Kalimantan, five teenagers were seen sitting in a circle 1.5-2 meters away from each other. While wearing masks, they enthusiastically discussed, selected, and sorted out the best statements about saving orangutans to be conveyed on social […]

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 […]