We have a long-term project studying reforestation in some of the most damaged rainforests of Borneo. Our research focuses on identifying the best tree species for replanting and optimal light, water and nutrient conditions for survival and growth.
We have set up two nurseries in the Sebangau National Park. The first contains over 3,000 trees from small seedlings to young saplings that are collected from the forest. These are nurtured in the nursery until they are ready for planting at which point they are transported to our second nursery at the reforestation site which can accommodate up to 35,000 trees.
The results from our research feed back into our seedling nursery and replanting protocols to ensure ongoing improvements and increased success of our efforts to reverse the deforestation of Borneo’s tropical rainforests.
Gibbon Goes to School
‘The Little Gibbon Who Lost His Song’ is used as part of our youth environmental education programme. ‘Gibbon Goes to School’ is an interactive storytelling session for young children. Using the storybook, children are taken on a magical journey to the rainforest; discovering wildlife, the threats they face, and the need for conservation. Twice a month, our Education Team delivers Gibbon Goes to School to local schools and organisations next to the forests on Borneo.
The story of Little Gibbon is shared through a puppet show with large pictures projected on the wall and forest sounds surrounding the children; followed by a presentation and games. After the storytelling activities, we donate two copies of the book to be used as an educational tool and to help the recipients build up a collection of environmental education resources. As the book is bilingual, the students are also able to practice languages while enjoying the story.
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