As the ramin forests themselves come under attack, the fragile ecosystems they support are also at risk. These trees provide the main habitat for other priority species such as the orangutan
and the Indochinese, Sumatran and Malayan tigers
Ramin is a valuable tropical Asian hardwood used for a variety of products including dowels, mouldings, picture frames, venetian blinds, furniture, and billiard cues. It is commercially popular because it is lighter in colour and harder than many other hardwoods.
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia (Kalimantan and Sumatra), Malaysia (Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak), Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Philippines.
Rainforest, peat swamp forest, sandstone ridges, limestone ridges, rocky streams.