What is the purpose of the HoB project?
The aim of the programme is to conserve the biodiversity of the Heart of Borneo for the benefit of the people who rely upon it through a network of protected areas, sustainable management of forests and other sustainable land uses.
What is being done to save the Borneo rainforest?
Community Forest Patrols We are proud to support a dedicated Community Patrol Team who supports the protection of the Sebangau National Park from illegal logging, hunting of endangered species and forest fires. We work hand in hand with local organisations to safeguard Borneo’s magnificent rainforests.
What are the WWF trying to do in Borneo?
In Borneo and Sumatra WWF works with local communities and governments and uses global action to address the relentless forces that are destroying the last strongholds of tigers, orangutans, and other species.
What happen in Kalimantan?
One of the biggest drivers of deforestation in the HoB and Kalimantan is the growth of oil palm plantations in response to global demand for palm oil, the most important tropical vegetable oil in the global oils and fats industry.
Why is Borneo’s heart Green?
A unique agreement between the three nations occupying the island of Borneo – Brunei, Malaysia and Thailand – seeks to preserve and protect the pristine forest and its diverse ecosystem.
What is the purpose of the Heart of Borneo project?
The Heart of Borneo Declaration commits the three countries to a common conservation vision to ensure the effective management of forest resources and the creation of a network of protected areas, sustainably-managed forests and land-use zones across the 22 million hectares which constitute the Heart of Borneo – an …
What is Borneo doing to stop deforestation?
We make regular visits to communities that border the park to check for evidence of deforestation, like farm clearings, logging roads, and sawmills. We also cultivate a network of locally recruited forest guardians who update us about forest clearing activities and conditions in their neighborhoods.
What is the Malaysian government doing about deforestation?
Last month, Malaysia pledged to plant 100 million trees over the next five years to help restore depleted forest areas and meet its commitments to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.
Who is responsible for the deforestation in Malaysia?
Primary Causes of Malaysian Deforestation Valuable rainforest has been cleared for these oil palm plantations, making this kind of large-scale commercial farming one of the greatest threats to Malaysian forests. The next cause is mining and extraction.
Is Borneo forest protected?
The governments of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia (each governs part of the island) made a joint declaration to conserve around 220,000 sq km of rainforest – the “Heart of Borneo” – through a network of protected areas and sustainable forest management.
What is the Sumatran orangutan conservation programme?
The primary goal of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is the conservation of the Sumatran orangutan, a species currently listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).
Does Indonesia’s moratorium on new concessions in primary forests show Redd+ commitment?
A moratorium on awarding of new concession licenses in primary forests and peatlands, first implemented in May 2011 for two years and extended to May 2015, exemplifies Indonesia’s concrete commitment to REDD+.
What is happening to the forest in Tanjung Puting?
Forest in Tanjung Puting national park contains one of the largest remaining tropical peat swamp forests in the world, a critical habitat for orangutans. Despite its protected status, Tanjung Puting is threatened by palm oil expansion.
What is the Hutan Desa (Village Forest) Initiative?
KFCP also facilitated the formation of hutan desa (village forest) in at least three villages, and supported the development of a forest management unit for conservation (FMU-C). The hutan desa is a type of forest management status granted to villages on state forested lands. This status has been sought by other REDD+ initiatives in Indonesia.