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Indonesia said Tuesday that it plans to step up its law enforcement on Borneo Island, after it acknowledged that hundreds of mine and plantation companies are operating illegally on the island, which is affecting forests and threatened species.
Recent tests have proven a long-held belief that Borneoâ€™s Sunda clouded leopard is a different subspecies from its Indonesian relative, according to scientists.
Scientists have discovered one of the world's tiniest frogs the size of a pea in the forests of Borneo.
An official said Friday that Indonesia will reserve thousands of hectares of forest in Borneo island for about 200 captive orangutans, which will be released in a conservation drive.
Malaysian activists said Tuesday that sand dredging in a Borneo wildlife sanctuary is threatening the habitats of endangered pygmy elephants and a rare species of monkey.
More than 120 new animal species, including a flying frog and a slug that can shoot, have been found in Borneo since 2007.
A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) camera trap has reportedly caught a picture of a rare Borneo rhino.
A newly identified and rare species of big cat in Borneo has been caught on film for the first time.
Conservationists have warned that the world has less than 20 years left to save the orangutan.
Wildlife conservationists say a boom in palm oil -- used extensively for biofuel and processed food like margarine -- has affected the jungles in Borneo, endangering the already declining orangutan populations.
The Sunda clouded leopard or the Sundaland clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) is wildcat that can be found in Sumatra and Borneo. Its preferred habitat in Borneo occurs in lowland rainforests and possibly logged forests at an elevation below 4,900 feet. In Sumatra, it occurs in montane forests with abundant hills. There is not much information recorded about the Sunda leopard, because it is too elusive to study, but it is thought to be a solitary creature that hunts on the ground and uses...
The bay cat (Pardofelis badia) is a species that is native to Borneo. Its other common names include the Bornean marbled cat, the Bornean cat, and the Bornean bay cat. Although the bay cat is extensively distributed across many habitats on the island, it is rarely seen. Some of its preferred habitats include tropical and lowland forests, and possibly rocky areas with limestone near the coast of the island. It can be found at elevations between 1,600 and 5,900 feet, although these estimates...
The Bornean Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi), is a medium-sized wild cat found on Borneo, Sumatra and the Batu Islands in the Malay Archipelago. It was previously also found in Java, but no specimens have been recorded there since Neolithic times. Their preferred habitat is tropical and subtropical forest at altitudes up to about 6,500 ft. The habits of the Bornean Clouded Leopard are largely unknown because of the animal's secretive nature. It is assumed that it is generally a solitary...
The Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Elephas maximus borneensis, is a subspecies of the Asian Elephant and found in north Borneo. The origin of the Borneo Elephant was controversial. The two competing theories were that they were either native to that region, or were introduced. DNA research has discovered that the Borneo Elephants' ancestors separated from the mainland population during the Pleistocene Era, about 300,000 years ago. Since the Borneo elephant became isolated it has become smaller...
The Bornean orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. It is slightly larger than the other species of orangutan, the Sumatran orangutan. The Bornean orangutan is more common than the Sumatran, with about 45,000 individuals existing in the wild. There are only about 7,500 of the Sumatran species left in the wild. Orangutans are becoming increasingly endangered due to habitat destruction. Many orangutans are killed so that their babies can be captured...
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