A Close Encounter with Gara

A Close Ecounter with Gara

As the year draws to a close, the rainy season begins in Indonesia. For several months, the pounding rain becomes a near-constant backing track, and the air hangs heavy with moisture. Despite the extreme weather, our Orangutan Team—consisting of “The Twins”, Aziz K and Azis OU—are in high spirits. BNF’s orangutan follows were suspended for […]

Halloween: Meet Borneo’s Creepiest Wildlife!

Halloween 2022: Borneo’s Creepiest Wildlife! It’s Halloween! To celebrate, let’s usher in the spooky season by getting to know a few of Borneo’s creepiest jungle inhabitants: Pitcher plants (genus Nepenthes) Like other carnivorous plants, pitcher plants grow in poor quality soil, so have adapted to find their nutrients elsewhere. These predatory plants have a built-in […]

The Month of Love: Getting Reacquainted with Gracia and Gara

February 14th is marked by annual celebrations around the world as people gather their loved ones and exchange gifts to commemorate Valentine’s Day. This year, Abdul Azis (affectionately known as Azis Orangutan by his colleagues), Orangutan Coordinator at BNF, was also feeling the love. Azis was happy because he had finally been given the go-ahead […]

Popy’s Adventure #3

POPY’S ADVENTURE #3 POPY MEETS OBO As sunlight fell through cracks in the trees and the morning’s dew began to evaporate, Popy and her mother prepared to leave the nest they had slept in last night. With Popy holding on tight to his mother’s body, the two started swinging from tree to tree in search […]

Captivated by Charismatic Red Monkey

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT ONE OF BORNEO’S MOST CHARMING, YET UNDERAPPRECIATED, PRIMATES It was early morning and temperatures were low at the Peat Forest Natural Laboratory (LAHG) camp, a special zone within the Sebangau National Park. As I shivered fitfully in my tent, distant sounds of screaming and whistling pricked at my eardrums, stirring me from […]

Popy’s Adventure #2

POPY BUILDS A NEST As the sun continued its westward crawl and the day’s colours slowly began to fade, Popy and her mother picked out a tree to sleep in. “Popy, we have to choose a different tree every day to sleep,” said Popy’s mother, tugging at the twigs and leaves to form a nest […]

Borneo is burning again and again, but why?

For over a month, forest and land fires have been burning in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. These fires have been an annual occurrence during Borneo’s dry season for over 20 years. Many of you may ask “Why are these fires burning every year?” The tropical peatlands of southern Borneo form one of the largest expanses […]

Chili and friends (chapter 1)

Written by Eka Cahyaningrum (BNF primate scientist)  Today I travelled around the forest with my family. We had tasty fruits to fill our belly around the home range until we were full. Getting tired, my family and I started to feel sleepy. It’s time to find a sleeping tree! We then travelled to our favourite […]

Bring the rainforest into a classroom through education

Written by Petricia A. Hutasoit (BNF education staff) Nowadays environmental education is needed to be taught from an early age because environmental issues cannot be underestimated, we still remember the haze in 2015 that make a big impact for the environment, socio-economic, and health.  We don’t want it will happen again in the future, so […]