The Newsletter 62 Winter 2012

The ‘Heart of Borneo’

Thanut Tritasavit

Extensive deforestation on Borneo, the world’s third largest island, has transformed its once luscious and untouched green landscape. With development set as a main priority, the conservation of nature often comes in second place, with displacement of indigenous tribes and the depletion of flora and fauna as a result. In order to reverse this trend, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) initiated the Heart of Borneo (HoB), a conservation agreement that is a voluntary, trans-boundary cooperation between the three ASEAN nations that constitute the island: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

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