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WWF Borneo Report

WWF Borneo Report

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Borneo:Treasure Island at Risk
Status of Forest, Wildlife and related Threats on the Island of Borneo
Published by:
WWF Germany, Frankfurt am Main, June 2005
Mario Rautner, Consultant, Borealis Centre forEnvironment and Trade ResearchMartin Hardiono (maps), ConsultantRaymond J. Alfred (Sabah maps), WWF Malaysia
Markus Radday, WWF Germany,
: Mirjam Müller, WWF Germany
Markus Radday, WWF Germany,phone +49 69 7 91 44-189; e-mail: radday@wwf.de
Layout text
: Astrid Ernst
Rainer Litty, WWF GermanyPrinted on recycled paper© 2005 WWF Germany, Frankfurt am MainAny reproduction in full or in part of this publication must mention the title andcredit of the above mentioned publisher as the copyright owner.
Cover photo: © WWF Jikkie Jonkman / Alain Compost
The following persons provided valuable advice and informationto this report:
Fitrian Ardiansyah, WWF Indonesia-
Stuart Chapman, WWF Indonesia-
David S. Edwards, University of Brunei Darussalam-
Nina Griesshammer, WWF Germany-
Mirjam Müller, WWF Germany-
Bambang Supriyanto, WWF Indonesia-
Junaidi Payne, WWF Malaysia-
Florian Siegert, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich-
Lely Rulia Siregar, Indonesian Ministry of Forestry-
Alois Vedder, WWF Germany-
Stefan Ziegler, WWF Germany
WWF Germany
The forests of Borneo are rapidly disappearing: A man-made disaster. A few decades ago the third largest islandon our planet was still covered by a vast green carpet of lush rainforest. These forests are invaluable because of thediversity of unique plants and animals they harbour: Majestic species such as orang-utans, elephants and rhinos, toname but a few. Equally important: They are of critical value to people, both as a prized natural heritage and forthe goods and services that they provide.Today satellite images reveal that these forests have become a patchwork in many lowland areas and that some of the most biologically diverse formations, like the lowland rainforests, may become extinct within the next decadein the Indonesian part of the island. However, despite this situation, Borneo is the only place left where the Indo-Malayan forests of Southeast Asia could be conserved on a large scale, to maintain their ecological functions andretain the value they have for people. Vast stretches of forest can still be found in the mountainous interior of theisland.This report aims to give a comprehensive picture of the status of Borneo's forests and provides key information onone of the most prominent mammal species, the orang-utan. The report also analyses the most significant threatsto Borneo's forests and wildlife and provides an outlook on what might happen if forest loss cannot be stopped. Itcontains a short description of the peoples of Borneo and reveals how important forests are for the rich culturaland social heritage of the island.While working on this report, we felt more than ever that there is not much time left to save what remains. Wehope that this report will motivate others, notably government and industrial stakeholders, to act while the windowof opportunity is still open.Markus RaddaySenior Forest OfficerWWF Germany

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