“Borneo, one great untidy luxuriant hothouse made by nature for herself."
- Charles Darwin
Borneo's forests host the largest diversity of trees and plants anywhere on Earth.
Borneo's forests help control precipitation and weather patterns around the world.
Borneo's forests act like sponges and regulate the flow and quality of water.
Lungs of the Planet
Borneo's forests are the lungs of the planet converting CO2 into Oxygen.
The rainforest - teeming in green. It has taken more than 130 million years of evolution for the mosaic of these Bornean forests to reach their present state. A confluence of Equatorial temperatures and monsoon rains.
Sun, water, wind, and time.
These unique conditions have allowed for the development of thousands of unique species of animals and plants. There are over 15,000 different species of plants, a third of which are found nowhere else on Earth. There are more than 400 species of birds, 1,000 species of ants, and 3,000 species of orchids.
This island is the very essence of biodiversity.
A model of Evolution
It is home to clouded leopards and forest rhinos, giant squirrels and pygmy elephants, flying frogs and walking catfish, sun bears and orangutans.
is the planet's third largest island. It is roughly the size of Texas.