Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) works with local Indonesian partners to protect some of the most important areas of tropical rainforest in Borneo, including the peat swamps of of the Sebangau National Park, home to the world's largest orangutan population.
Borneo Futures is a scientific consultancy company based in Brunei Darussalam. Established in 2015, we engage with projects focused on innovative science that informs the practices and policies of environmental management in tropical forest areas.
The work by the Borneo Futures company builds on the studies conducted through the Borneo Futures initiative, by implementing pilot programs for key stakeholders in natural resource companies, banks, government institutions, and rural communities.
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
Wildlife Conservation. Borneo Futures has long-term experience in developing and implementing wildlife conservation programs in a range of different settings. We are engaged in orangutan conservation in nationally protected areas, as well as in areas protected by palm oil companies. We are investigating investments made into different conservation strategies to determine the most effective and efficient ways to implement conservation objectives. Subsequently, we have initiated a baseline study with an educational institute and government bodies to understand the population distribution of sun bears.
Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes. Many threatened species occur outside legally protected areas. For example, more than half of orangutans on Borneo live alongside oil palm and other agriculture, tree plantations, or commercially logged forests. We find that there are opportunities to manage wildlife in these landscapes, even though this may not be optimal from an ecological point of view. We, therefore, work closely within the palm oil and other plantation sectors to see how such management in non-protected areas can be achieved. We help companies develop citizen-science-based methods for engaging all their staff in wildlife management and monitoring, making conservation a responsibility. We also work with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil on a number of issues related to better environmental management in oil palm areas.
Community Forest and Wildlife Management. Rural communities are increasingly involved in the management of forests, which are often on their ancestral lands. It is not always clear to what extent such community forest management contributes to the positive social and environmental outcomes, and under which conditions the best outcomes are achieved. Borneo Futures collaborates in studies that determine the effectiveness and efficiency of community forest and wildlife management programs and work with government institutions to develop risk-specific investment strategies.
Where We Work
Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Africa