Our mission is to protect, maintain and enhance the rainforests of Borneo, the biodiversity found within and the benefits that these provide for people. Our research is essential to help us understand these complex ecosystems and the wildlife that depends upon them so that we can develop the best strategies to conserve them.
Forests across Borneo are home to many critically endangered species, flora and fauna, but they are disappearing rapidly. Forest fires and clearance for plantations and agriculture are destroying vital habitat. Logging, mining and encroachment by the ever-expanding human population are threatening the forests that provide important ecosystem services to local communities.
We work with these communities to develop sustainable livelihoods, and support Social Forestry initiatives that empower communities to manage their forests and protect natural resources for the future.