Hello from Rungan Forest – Borneo!
Hello, I’m Catherine, a Zoology student from the University of Exeter (UK) and Borneo Nature Foundation volunteer. I have just come back from an expedition with 8 other Exeter students, in the Rungan Forest; one of BNF’s main field sites. I have been in Indonesia for about one month and I am in love with […]
Coming of Age: Development of independence in orangutans
by Sophie Kirklin (BNF Orangutan Scientist) In 2015 I spent four months in the Sabangau Forest, collecting data for my Masters dissertation with Borneo Nature Foundation. My project was on the development of orangutan infants, and how they eventually become independent from their mothers. My fascination with orangutans developed into a bit of an obsession […]
First time in Borneo: Exciting!
Helllo! I’m Anisha and I’m from India. I just graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Economics. Studying animal behaviour and environmental s sciences have always been interests of mine so when I heard about BNF, the work done here, and the fact that I may be able to conservation activities through the […]
Rainforest Live: Bringing wildlife sightings to you
On 8 June, BNF was joined by 24 other conservation organisations for Rainforest: Live 2017. We were live on social media from rainforests around the world for the whole day. People experienced the wonders of the tropical rainforest without leaving the comfort of their homes. Incredibly, our hashtag #RainforestLive was viewed over 2.4 million times […]
Chilli and friends (Part 6 – End)
Written by Azis K (Gibbon Project Coordinator) and Cara Wilcox(BNF’s Primate Scientist) Every day I try to find new friends to play with in the forest, but from my experience, I have found it difficult to meet friends that are good to play with. However, this has helped me to learn a lot about the […]
Survey dragonflies and damselflies populations to assess changes in the surrounding environment
Written by Jennifer Brousseau (BNF’s Primate Scientist) In the month of April, the BNF-OuTrop Programme began surveying dragonflies and damselflies in the Sabangau forest to assess differences in species abundance and richness throughout the forest. Ari Purwanto, OuTrop Biodiversity Coordinator, explains a bit below about why survey dragonflies, how to carry out the surveys and […]
Waking up at 4 a.m. in Sebangau National Park was a memorable experience! Stories from Green School students
My name is Toby King, I’ve been to Borneo three times now and every single time it blows me away in new inexplicable ways. One of my most favourite experiences was Gibbon triangulation in the Sebangau National Park forest. Waking up at 4am wasn’t easy. Our pants were still wet and our boots filled with […]
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 […]
Chilli and Friends (Part 5)
Written by Azis K. (Gibbon project coordinator) and Cara Wilcox (BNF’s primate scientist) One day, when I was traveling with my family in our area of the forest, my dad was eating and my mum and I were searching for food up ahead. I saw something that I had never seen before; with two legs, […]
Chilli and Friends (Part 4)
Written by Azis K (Gibbon project coordinator) and Cara Wilcox (BNF’s primate scientist) Yesterday, when I woke up in the forest it was an overcast day. Mum, dad and I started our day, but we had an odd feeling that morning, I’m not sure why. When we were travelling, my dad made an alarm call […]