WWF solutions for the Heart of Borneo
Investing substantial conservation efforts
The fate of 220,000 km² of equatorial rainforest is at stakeWWF is aiming for a network of protected areas and sustainably-managed forests in the Heart of Borneo, to be achieved through international co-operation led by the Bornean governments, supported by a global effort.
The future of this transboundary area depends on the collaboration of all 3 governments. No one country can protect these unique uplands alone.
Together this presents a unique opportunity to conserve pristine tropical rainforest on a huge scale; saving almost 30% of the forest on the world’s third largest island.
WWF 2020 Goals
- Goal 1: By 2020, a 22 million hectare (220,000 km2 ) mosaic of protected areas, trans-boundary reserves, and sustainably managed corridors and buffer zones is established to ensure the future of all Heart of Borneo priority species and endemism hotspots.
- Goal 2: By 2020 there is a zero rate of conversion of high conservation value natural forests to other land uses in the Heart of Borneo.
- Goal 3: By 2020, long-term financing mechanisms provide diversified and equitable benefits for local communities and governments and enhance ecosystem goods and services.
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