• 29 October 2020
  • 09:15-10:00

Virtual tour: Journey to Malaysian Borneo

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

Journey to Malaysian Borneo with The Borneo Project to learn about the rare wildlife of this unique island and see how local communities are involved in documenting and maintaining forest health! Join Fi, Bryan, Shahnaz, and Jettie on an exploration of the rainforests of the Baram River Basin to learn about a community-led project to document the endemic species of this ecosystem. This extraordinary, remote land is home to the Orang Ulu, which roughly means “people of the interior”, a term that includes many different indigenous groups. Together we will discuss how community-led forest protection is an essential tool in maintaining biodiversity, and we will even see some of the rare species that have evolved to suit this particular climate. It’s everything you could want from an exotic eco-tour, minus the mosquitos and humidity!