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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chilli and Friends (Part 3)

Written by Azis K (Gibbon Project Coordinator) Last week, my mum and I were travelling west in the forest. We had just finished eating and were resting in the trees and enjoying our home in the Sabangau Forest. I looked up, down, to the left and when I looked to the right I saw a […]

Chilli and Friends (Part 2)

Written by Azis K (Gibbon Project Coordinator) Last month I searched for a new friend. I was travelling with my mum close to a canal in the forest, and my dad was behind us. When I was eating I heard my mum in front make a ‘hoot’ noise, we make this noise when there is […]

Chilli and Friends (Part 1)

Written by Azis K (Gibbon Project Coordinator) Meet Chilli; one of the most well-known and lovable gibbons of the Sabangau Forest. Here she shares some of her adventures from the forest for you and your family to enjoy.   My name is Chilli and I live with my family in the Sabangau Forest on Borneo. […]