The Gunung Bondang Bio-Cultural Survey was a hugely ambitious project, combining the usual rigours and demands of a large expedition into a remote area of rainforest, with the complications of organising and managing a truly multidisciplinary project. I’d say it was our biggest and most exciting project to date, and we’re almost ready to start […]CONTINUE READING
The first Gunung Bondang BioCultural Survey, in collaboration with Universitas Tanjungpura and The Borneo Institute, is scheduled to begin in December and will run until late January. Positions are available for staff and volunteers.CONTINUE READING
Indonesian government makes bold decision to extend the forestry moratorium. Despite fierce industry pressure, President SBY has extended the moratorium on new concessions for a further 2 years. In 2011 the Indonesian government decreed a moratorium, or pause, on new logging and plantation concessions in 65 million hectares of primary forest and peatland areas. There […]CONTINUE READING
We often take news and resources from the Amazon region and other areas, simply because so many of the issues are shared between tropical forest areas. Here we present a series of 5 films about how people in the Amazon use fire as part of their agricultural process. This technique is called swidden agriculture, but […]CONTINUE READING
EDF Trading team scale heights and raise thousands!
The team from Singapore set their sights on the summit of Mt. Kinabalu and a fundraising target of £7,500CONTINUE READING
We debated for some time about what to do about this. In the end, we decided that becoming the Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation would make it possible for us to maintain our identity while also making the distinction between us as a charity, and the Initiative itself…CONTINUE READING
Sometimes when things are a bit, well, naff, like an ugly jumper given to you for Christmas, they get left in the back of a cupboard, under the bed, or in the garage, to slowly decay and gather dust until you can discretely take them down to the local charity shop. This was our old […]CONTINUE READING