Reforesting the Jungles of Borneo


Beautiful baby native tree species were planted along the banks of the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Borneo in honor of Survival of the Sun Bears supporters.

The baby trees were hand grown by members of the Community Abai Project (CAP), a community-based program developing   responsible eco-tourism and conservation initiatives within their village, which is located along the Lower Kinabatangan River.  The Abai village is working to restore and protect their surrounding forests and wildlife. 

In the name of Sun bears, and all their jungle neighbors, the following native trees were planted along the river in critical reforestation areas: Bongkol (Nauclea orientalis), Salungapid (Molutus Moticus), Payung-Payung (Terminalia copelandii), Tarap (Artocarpus Odoratissimus), Mangoes  (Mangifera Indica), and Water Guava (Syzygium Samarangense).

These trees will provide food and nesting sites for sun bears, orang utans, proboscis monkeys, song birds, and many more wildlife.

Thank you SSB Supporters!  Your new baby trees are very happy. And so are the sun bears.

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IMG_2833payung payung tree