Promising news from Heart of Borneo



Posted on 09 October 2013  | 
Video camera traps captured the first footage of critically endangered Sumatran rhinos in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan on Borneo, prompting the authorities to develop estimates of numbers and protection measures.
Over 50,000 trees have been planted across 300,000 hectares as part of a restoration project in the Heart of Borneo, Asia’s last great rainforest and a WWF priority area. Using local knowledge families from three villages created a forested corridor between two national parks. A WWF field school on sustainable farming encouraged collaborative problem solving. The project aims to take pressure off natural forest, which includes important orang-utan habitat, and help secure freshwater supplies.
Sumatran rhino, Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia.
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