The Sebangau Rangers Program and the New Normal

The ‘Sebangau Rangers’ is one of the BNF Education Program, and in July 2020 activities were resumed after three months of carrying out online learning activities. Since April 2020, the Sebangau Rangers program stopped its group activities in accordance with government COVID-19 regulations, and instead, studied and worked from home. During the pandemic the Sebangau […]

Prosperity without Burning the Land

The dry season has arrived. As in previous years, forest and land fire disasters begin in the dry season, threatening Central Kalimantan. In addition to flooding, forest and land fires are major disasters for the province. According to data from SiPongi (Forest and Land Fire Monitoring System) by Indonesia Ministry of Environment and Forestry, in […]

Growing Awareness about Conservation

In everyday life we often carry out simple conservation activities that we may not be aware of. We must help to protect the existence of animals or plants that are becoming scarce and endangered due to damage to the conservation environment itself. Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) has collaborated with the Orangutan Republic Foundation (OURF) through […]

One Pleasant Day in Sebangau National Park Peat-swamp Forest

Last December, our BNF education volunteers got an opportunity to visit Camp Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG), a special zone within Sebangau National Park. A total of 7 volunteers joined that day. Some of them had already visited this area before, while for others, it was their first time so they were very excited. […]

Meet the Orangutans, Georgia and Gus

One day in March, before the Covid19 pandemic situation happened in Indonesian Borneo, Azis and Jali (two of BNF’s orangutan researchers) trekked through the Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG), a special zone within the Sebangau National Park in search of Gracia and the Kids (wild orangutan). But by late afternoon none of the family […]

Behind the Forest Guards

2003 to 2005 was the peak for illegal logging in Sebangau National Park. Therefore, in 2003 UPT LLG CIMTROP from University of Palangka Raya formed a patrol team consisting of local workers from Kereng Bangkirai. Patrols are focused on monitoring land fires, poaching, and deforestation in the Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG) area, a […]

Women Fighting For Conservation

In this era, conservation is a key issue that is very often talked about. The damage caused to the Earth continues day after day. To help alleviate the damage, many NGOs work together by maintaining the natural world. The forest, in particular, is one area that is diminishing and disappearing every day, and urgently needs […]

Hydrological Monitoring for Protecting Peatlands

Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG) area, a special zone within the Sebangau National Park, is a peatland that is particularly prone to fire. Land and forest fires are one of the most prolific disasters affecting peatlands, due to drying of the peat soil. Therefore peatland re-wetting programs have been initiated by institutions located in […]

The Fire Front Guard

Thick smoke began to soar, covering the sun until the sky turned orange. The sound of fire burning branches and shrubs increasingly made that evening tense. Black faces like masks came out of the siege of smoke, the faces of the front troops from MPA (fire-fighting communities), Kereng Bengkirai, Central Kalimantan.”My eyes begin to feel […]