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 […]

SECRET EYES SAVING BORNEO’S WILD CATS

Camera Traps in Barito Ulu On a misty June morning, the gentle chugging of a boat engine ebbed slowly up the Riam Lampei Awei River. The boat, containing 10 members of Borneo Nature Foundation’s (BNF) camera trap research team departed from a traditional floating house on the banks of the Joloi River and headed 90 […]

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 […]

Setting up Snoops in the Jungle of Borneo

Written by Yohanes Prahara, BNF’s Content Creator and Media Liaison After almost one and a half hours of struggling up ‘the onerous cliff’, we finally arrived at the first camera trap location. The forest canopy sheltered us that afternoon. The sun wasn’t even directly above our heads yet. The atmosphere was cool and pleasant, a […]

Creeping on The Onerous Cliff

The morning greeted Rekut’s jungle. The light of dawn woke me from a hammock that I tied to wooden poles in the corner of our temporary camp. This was our first morning on the Heart of Borneo expedition in June 2021. Instantly, the freshness of the air greeted me. I inhaled deeply while looking at […]

Stepping Towards on The Borneo’s Last Fortress

Writen by: Ferdiandus Eko Budi and Mohamad Burhanudin Spanning an area of ​​220,000 square kilometers, located in three countries, and lying in the middle of the island of Kalimantan, the Heart of Borneo forest tells the story of remaining hope. In the pace of changing times that are never friendly to nature, this forest still […]