Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ABC Wednesday: letter B for Borneo.

My brother Dr Henry Chan Chok Khuang. He is the leader for the Heart of Borneo (HoB) for WWF in Malaysia and Indonesia

Whether I go to Kuching, in Sarawak. He takes me to see orang utans.

The Heart of Borneo is a conservation agreement initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature to protect a 220,000 km² forested region on Borneo island that is known as Asia's last great rainforest. The agreement has been signed by the governments ofBruneiIndonesia and Malaysia in Bali on 12 February 2007 to support the initiative.[1] The region provides habitat to 10 endemic species of primate, more than 350 birds, 150 reptiles and amphibians and 10,000 plants. From 2007 to 2010 a total of 123 new species have been recorded in the region.[2] With Borneo rhinoceros was the most threatened conservative fauna with prediction less than 25 individuals remaining.[3] A status report from 2012 found that the lowland rain forest within the area is deteriorating and under threat.[4]


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