Setting aside half of Borneo would significantly reduce their decline, say experts.
An astonishing discovery from the oldest known grave in Southeast Asia has revised medical history – the previous known amputation surgery was just 7,000 years ago.
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In Killernova, celebrations of history, nature and heritage are tinged with despair at contemporary degradation of nature, bringing catastrophic loss.
The changing dynamic between Borneo’s pigs and Indigenous people is a powerful reminder of the fragility of the human-nature connection.
Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency.
Indigenous people in rural Borneo associate the coronavirus with modern life, not their traditional hunting.
Trees in tropical forests are more than carbon sponges – they’re cultural artefacts.
Instead of boycotting palm oil, source it from pastureland and not recently logged forests.
The world mourns the loss of Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino. Can anything stop the slide of the species towards extinction?
Calls to ban palm oil could get a very different response among people who live in the same forests as orangutans.
An evolutionary biologist visits the remote jungle mountaintop where a little-known naturalist wrote his insightful paper about the mechanisms of evolution that spurred on a rivalrous Charles Darwin.
The bearded boar is rarely honoured, yet its role in the forest of this island in the Malay archipelago is as crucial as it is emblematic.
This research reconciled data and hypotheses from linguistic, archeological and genetic research on the settlement of the Comoros and Madagascar.
To save the orangutans we must both protect their forests and stop any hunting and killing within them.
My holiday to Borneo in 2004 was more than just a chance to see incredible wildlife like orangutans and pygmy elephants. It helped crystallise for me the innate nature of scientific thinking.
From the tropics of Borneo, Darren Curnoe posted a daily diary sharing his team’s dig to explore ancient cemeteries. Through two metres of clay, human bones and tools were discovered.
Deforestation has wiped out most other predators, so the lizards have lots of food and little competition.
The world’s rainforests are still being slashed and burned at a dizzying rate to make consumer products. But now there are signs of real political will, especially in Asia, to rein in the destruction.
Mount Kinabalu, Borneo, is home to trees that contain some of the world’s highest concentrations of nickel. Antony van der…