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8 Rain Forest Ecotourism Adventures
To start you daydreaming about your next nature getaway, we’ve compiled eight of our favorite rain forest destinations.
Bird Watching in Borneo—A Biological Treasure Chest
Borneo contains an immense trove of avian species—700-plus (including more than 50 endemics)—making Borneo one of the world’s top spots for birding.
Showing Gratitude for the Gardeners of the Rain Forest on International Orangutan Day
Orangutan translates to “person of the forest” in the Malay language; an apt description for a mammal that shares approximately 97% of our DNA.
World Rainforest Day
Established in 2017 by Rainforest Partnership, World Rainforest Day recognizes forests as one of the most powerful and cost-effective climate change mitigation tools we have.
Strange and Wonderful Wildlife of Borneo
Let’s meet some of the fabulously unique creatures you can hope to meet on a Borneo adventure!
Sustainable Pepper Farming Supports People and Nature in Malaysian Borneo
Imagine a crop that thrives in fallow land, grows without chemical fertilizer, and provides reliable income for Indigenous peoples. That’s pepper.
Borneo’s wildlife: What’s at risk and why we must act now
Borneo and Sumatra are priority regions for WWF’s conservation work because of their high biodiversity and vital natural resources. The risk is grave but there is still time to counter some of these losses and prevent new ones from occurring in order to save this ecosystem and its wildlife.
How Consumers Can Keep Forests Thriving
Deciding which products to buy make a real difference in keeping some of the world’s most important forests thriving for nature, local communities and our global climate.
A World on Fire: Battling Blazes in Borneo’s Rain Forests
As we increase our consumption year by year, the growing number of regions consumed by fires casts shadows on human “progress.”
Why Exploring Borneo Changed My Life
Borneo is truly a magical place that feels wild in the best way. Living along the Kinabatangan River opened my eyes to a small pocket of wild rain forest still preserved in our industrialized world.
Big Adventure on a Wild Island
The high-pitched calls of gibbons echo through the steamy valley and send chills down my spine. Gibbons live only in intact old-growth forests like this one in Danum Valley, deep in one of Asia’s most pristine wilderness regions. From our base...
A Lifelong Love of Orangutans
I’m pretty sure my binoculars levitated to my face. I have no memory of holding them there but with what I can only describe as miraculous precision, the first thing I see is a massive, male orangutan lazing about in the branches. We watched him for what...
Traveler Story: Green Sea Turtles Hatching in Borneo
The trip to Borneo was spectacular, and we enjoyed every minute. The orangutans were special, the insects out of this world, and the birds gave us a show every time, but the highlight of our trip was...
Wildlife Photos: Borneo's Up-Close Encounters
Kelley Ashford's journey took her to the Kinabatangan River, the largest and longest river in the Malaysian state of Sabah, and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, which is...