|Established in 2010, the Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation is working hard to protect the biological, ecological, and cultural richness of the rainforests of Borneo.
Our primary focus is the Heart of Borneo Rainforest – the single largest stretch of rainforest left standing in south east Asia, the third largest rainforest on earth, and perhaps the most biodiverse.
Half a million indigenous people still rely on this rainforest, as do countless species (known or as yet undiscovered), many of which are unique to the island.
The Heart of Borneo is a conservation agreement initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature to protect a 220,000 km² forested region on Borneo island. The agreement has been signed by the governments of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia in Bali on 12 February 2007 to support the initiative. The region provides habitat to 10 endemic species of primate, more than 350 birds, 150 reptiles and amphibians and 10,000 plants. From 2007 to 2010 a total of 123 new species have been recorded in the region. A status report from 2012 found that the lowland rain forest within the area is deteriorating and under threat