The Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation is Extremely Proud to Announce an Agreement with the WWF to Help Fund the Murung Raya Expedition

Seal of Approval

The WWF have decided to help fund the Murung Raya Expedition with a $5000 grant, after an agreement was signed between the Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation and the WWF in their Indonesia office in Jakarta. This is great testimony to the importance of our expedition, and the research we will be doing into this unexplored area of the Heart of Borneo Rainforest.

Protecting the Forests

The WWF has worked hard over the past years to establish the Heart of Borneo Initiative – a trilateral agreement between the three nations that share the Heart of Borneo Rainforest to sustainably manage the area.

Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia each signed the agreement, protecting an area roughly 22 million hectares in size – around twice the size of England.

“There is only one place remaining in Southeast Asia where tropical rainforests can still be conserved on a grand scale.”

 

Perfect Partners

Our agreement with the WWF means that the data from our research will be used to inform policy and forestry management decisions affecting the Heart of Borneo Rainforest.

With our ability to access and research the most remote parts of the rainforest, and to create exciting and interesting media and interactive experiences, we are able to gather the information necessary to design conservation and management plans that are based on hard science. Knowing where biodiversity hotspots are located, where animal populations are focused and the corridors between them, and how climate change might change these areas in the coming decades, are all crucial pieces of information that go into designing management plans.

Collecting and providing this information is why we’re here. We are very proud to be playing a role in the protection of the Heart of Borneo Rainforest, and extremely pleased that we are able to do so in collaboration with the WWF.