The Sebangau Ecosystem is a large area of tropical peat swamp forest situated in Borneo. It is rich in biodiversity and is one of the world’s largest contiguous habitats for flora and fauna populations. Sebangau National Park forest is also a high conservation value area due to its role as a major global carbon store and the many natural resource functions it provides for humans.
Ecotourism in Sebangau National Park is designed to be an educational tour aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of peat swamp forests and the conservation of biodiversity. Ecotourism is not only aimed at local communities and schools, but also for foreign tourists.
This ecotourism activity is carried out in partnership with local and foreign ecotourism businesses, including the private sector, local communities, and Sebangau National Park. As a form of community empowerment, we seek to employ local community members, whilst helping to increase the source of revenue for Sebangau National Park which will then be used to preserve the area.
Outside Sebangau’s forest landscape, BNF also plans to develop ecotourism in assisted villages as part of a community development program through a social forestry scheme, especially in the Rungan landscape. Through this activity, it is hoped that the village community will have a productive business based on culture and the ecological environment that can motivate them to conserve the forests around them.