Virtual tour: Journey to Malaysian Borneo

16 Nov 2020

Journey to Malaysian Borneo with The Borneo Project to learn about the rare wildlife of this unique island and see how local communities are involved in documenting and maintaining forest health! Join Fi, Bryan, Shahnaz, and Jettie on an exploration of the rainforests of the Baram River Basin to learn about a community-led project to document the endemic species of this ecosystem. This extraordinary, remote land is home to the Orang Ulu, which roughly means “people of the interior”, a term that includes many different indigenous groups. Together, we discuss how community-led forest protection is an essential tool in maintaining biodiversity, and take a look at some of the rare species that have evolved to suit this particular climate. It’s everything you could want from an exotic eco-tour, minus the mosquitos and humidity!

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): Baram River Basin, biodiversity, communities, ecosystems, endemic species, Indigenous peoples, Malaysian Borneo, Orang Ulu, rainforests, restoration, The Borneo Project, wildlife

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Asia

  • Shahnaz Sahmat

    Researcher, Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

  • Fiona McAlpine

    Communications and Project Manager, The Borneo Project

  • Bryan Anderson

    Field Manager, SAVE Rivers Network

  • Jettie Word

    Executive Director, The Borneo Project