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2009-07-01 11:07:37

Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Wednesday that the future of the Borneo rhino, one of the world's most endangered animals, depends on action taken to protect the forest reserves where it lives.

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2009-05-27 07:50:00

Wildlife activists have constructed a bridge that connects treetops in an orangutan refuge on Borneo Island to encourage the endangered mammals to find new partners and thwart inbreeding.

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2009-05-18 13:20:00

A national park in Borneo Island, which is home to hundreds of endangered orangutans, has been partially turned into a development zone complete with an airport and brothels.

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2009-02-23 09:44:09

Severe fires in Indonesia – responsible for some of the worst air quality conditions worldwide – are linked not only to drought, but also to changes in land use and population density.

2009-01-27 09:41:38

A British survey indicates climate change is affecting tropical insects on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, the third largest island in the world. University of York researchers repeated a 1965 survey of species of moths living on the mountain and discovered they have moved uphill by about 220 feet during the intervening years to cope with changes in climate. I-Ching Chen, first author of the study, said the findings represent the first demonstration that climate change is affecting the...

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2008-12-28 15:50:00

Wildlife experts announced Wednesday that a male rhino is anticipated to become the primary contributor in a Malaysian breeding plan to save his endangered species.

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2008-11-12 10:00:00

The closest living relatives of primates most notable for their ability to glide from tree to tree over considerable distances — are more diverse than had previously been believed.

2008-09-21 21:00:24

TRC Synergy Bhd, a public-listed construction company, inched closer to securing the US$3 billion (RM10 billion) oil refinery project in Pulau Muara Besar, Brunei, after receiving approval from the government to proceed with a detailed feasibility study.

2008-09-21 21:00:22

By Sulok Tawie SARAWAK-BASED Internet service provider and ICT firm Danawa Resources Sdn Bhd has teamed up with Indonesia's PT Trans Hybrid Communications to conduct a feasibility study on the Kuching- Pontianak fibre optic link.

2008-09-19 09:00:35

Text of report in English by Malaysian official news agency Bernama website [Bernama report from the "General" page: "TRC Gets Brunei Govt Nod For Oil Refinery Project"] KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - TRC Synergy Bhd has received approval from the Brunei Government through its associated company, PetroBru (B) Sdn Bhd, to proceed with an oil refinery project in the sultanate.


Latest Borneo Reference Libraries

Sunda Clouded Leopard
2013-04-29 15:05:58

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...

Bay Cat, Pardofelis badia
2012-11-05 11:43:24

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...

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2008-08-07 10:07:47

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...

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2007-06-25 08:25:28

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...

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2007-01-02 10:54:19

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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