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The Sabangau Forest is a lowland tropical peat-swamp forest in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) near the city of Palangka Raya; it covers 6300 sq. km and is home to the world’s largest population of orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) estimated at approximately 6,900 individuals, making it of critical importance to the protection of the species. The Borneo Nature […]

I grew up very near the zoo with the second most number of species in the UK at the time, and spent a lot of my childhood there because I was able to sneak in for free through the woods at the back, and when I was a teenager I worked in the zoo restaurant […]

As soon as the lori (train) trundles into the colourful lush garden of the LAHG Research Station just inside the Sabangau Forest you can sense the marriage between the forest and the world beyond as this is a camp dedicated to its preservation born from a logging camp that was engaged in its exploitation; from […]

I was really looking forward to starting my volunteer work as a photographer with the Borneo Nature Foundation http://www.borneonaturefoundation.org/en/ in the Sabangau Forest in Central Kalimantan in late 2017. I will be describing all aspects of the largest unfragmented area of lowland forest left in Borneo, and the vital conservation work of the BNF in more detail […]

One of the most exciting discoveries for me when I was working with the Borneo Nature Foundation in the Sabangau Forest (peat-swamp) last year was some rather unusual behaviour involving two different species of assassin bugs that have always interested me around the world. In both instances I was accompanied by Hendri, a Dayak member […]