Borneo Conservation Trust (BCT)
Borneo Conservation Trust (BCT), a Sabah State Government mandated Non-Governmental Organization established in 2006, aims to connect fragmented ecosystems of protected areas both for fauna and flora biodiversity conservation in Sabah.
Connecting isolated protected areas is the primary BCT objective but other objectives are:
- To acquire lands that are important for biodiversity conservation; especially, connecting protected areas and providing migration route for wildlife
- To bridge all stakeholders from producers and consumers
- To provide a platform for conservation-oriented people and organizations to work together for biodiversity conservation
- Bridging stakeholders: governments, NGOs, corporations, education programs and the public -Acquiring land titles for biodiversity conservation -Rehabilitating acquired forests -Establishing Orangutan & monkey bridges.
- Habitat utilization study of the Bornean elephant using Satellite Telemetry in order to identify suitable management measures as to reduce human and elephant conflict in Lower Segama Forest (Tabin Wildlife Reserve) and to support the justification to establish key ecological corridors. – Funding needed
- Elephant rescue
- Land acquisition
- Studying and designing the tree planting options in Lower Kinabatangan as to be able to cope with the extreme weather (drought and flood) due to the effect of climate change – Ongoing funding needed through BWP Borneo Wildlife Preservation