Sabah state has the most destruction of rainforest of all of Malaysia. The rainforest of the Lower Kinabatangan in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo is the only habitat in the world where Pygmy Elephants live. They as well other endangered species particularly Orangutans, are on the frontline of many years of destruction. They are now struggling to survive as their jungle habitats, which they have lived in for hundreds of years are cut down for timber and agriculture, tree planting is necessary.
For the Pygmy Elephant, which requires a lot of food, their dwindling habitat has made it difficult for survival. In an effort to forage for food or to migrate, they wander into Oil Palm Plantations, upsetting workers and they are increasingly going into conflict with villagers. This unfortunately is the cause of Elephant “ Human Conflict, which often times does not of end well for the elephant. If intervention from Wildlife Rescue units occurs they can be relocated before conflict, which often times its too late.
Tree planting to rebuild the Rainforest of Sabah in the area Kinabatangan Corridor in the Lower Kinabatangan Basin along the Kinabatangan River.
*By planting wild fruiting trees with local school children involved in our environmental education programs, as well as volunteers educational programs our funds will help reconnect fragmented forests which will provide migration routes and food for wildlife. This project will promote the survival of the largest animal of the forest, the Borneo Elephant as well as other smaller wildlife, including the endangered Proboscis Monkey.
Tree-planting activities in several critical sites located in the Lower Kinabatangan Basin.