An orangutan tries to make a selfie with camera trap!

Written by Adul (Camera trap project coordinator), Azis (Orangutan project coordinator), and Sophie Kirklin (Primate scientist) Our camera traps catch all kinds of photos and videos of the amazing animals that call the Sebangau National Park home. The camera traps are camouflaged in the forest, but don’t always go unnoticed! Recently we found one camera […]

NEW POPULATION DISCOVERIES: To reveal or not to reveal?

Written by Mark E. Harrison (BNF’s Co-Director)   Borneo Nature Foundation aims to support conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in Kalimantan. In line with this, an important component of our research is conducting surveys to assess the presence and abundance of flora and fauna species in forest areas. This is particularly important for species that […]

Protecting peatlands in Borneo: A Dayak woman’s story

Written by Desi Natalia (BNF’s Communications Officer) This year we will expand the scope of our work in and nearby the Sabangau Forest, home to the world’s largest population of Bornean orangutans, thanks to the support of the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF). This work will be led by our Conservation Programme in collaboration with NGO’s […]

Discovery of a 1940s Central Kalimantan map and the history that lies inside

Written by Desi Natalia (BNF Communications Officer) Recently, Dr Mark Harrison (BNF Co-director) came across an old map of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) printed on silk from the 1940s. There are many village names on the map that remain the same today, but some of the villages are spelt differently. For instance, ‘Poeroektjaoe’ is now […]