Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation

Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation

Charity information

Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation

Pioneering conservation NGO working on the ground and in the cloud to protect the unique ecological and cultural heritage of the rainforests of Borneo

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    To protect the unique and threatened rainforests of Borneo from further destruction for the benefit of their inhabitants – plants, animals and people – and the wider world.

    The Heart of Borneo is the single largest area of primary rainforest left standing in southeast Asia - it is one of the most important ecosystems on earth, for biological, health, water, energy, and climate security - but it is disappearing fast due to extreme levels of deforestation.

    It is home to many endangered endemic species, such as the orang-utan, clouded leopard, and sun bear, and is the ancestral land of the various indigenous forest peoples who still live almost entirely off the forest.

    Palm oil plantations, timber concessions, hydroelectric dam projects, agriculture, and mining have seen more than 50% of the islands original forest destroyed. Much of what is left is degraded.

    We take a grassroots, bottom up approach, building resilience into local communities to protect their environment and culture, undertaking pioneering scientific research, and using state of the art communications technology to share our work live and in real-time to people all over the world.

    We believe in an positive, optimistic approach, open collaboration, and putting indigenous communities in the driving seat of our activities.

  • Aims

    Heart of Borneo Rainforest Foundation aims to:

    • To protect threatened areas of remaining rainforest on the island of Borneo, particularly the central band of forest that makes up the single largest stretch of rainforest left standing in SE Asia.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1138860

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 07790212537

    Address: 28a High Stree Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2AD

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