Application round 2020 closes on 31 January 2020
Approved Projects
In 2017, the following project was sponsored:

Supporting the operations of community rangers in the Sungai Wain Protection Forest, East Kalimantan

2017
by Miss Gabriella Fredriksson/ Mrs Nunik Sri Wahyuni, Pro Natura Foundation


The project was completed in March 2018.


Please read the Sungai Wain Activity Report 2017 here.


Early morning mist rising off primary forest of the Sungai Wain Protection Forest, with Balikpapan bay in the background


 


The aim of the project is to protect the unique Sungai Wain Protection Forest and its rich lowland biodiversity from fires, encroachment, and poaching by providing our community forest ranger teams with the logistical support necessary to conduct full time patrolling.


Enabling these patrol teams will assist with protection of a myriad of endemic and endangered Bornean lowland species of flora and fauna. More than 50 species of trees in the reserve are listed as CR [21 species], EN [11 species], and VU [18 species], 16 mammal species are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, as well as many bird species.  


bivouak during patrols river crossing during patrol snare removal road repair


   



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