The full diversity of Borneo’s highland forests cannot be maintained if they are reduced to a patchwork. Successful rainforest conservation requires the maintenance of very large blocks of inter-connected forests, without which hundreds, or even thousands, of species become extinct.
Click me for larger image! The ‘Heart of Borneo’ still holds huge tracks of continuous pristine forest, the only remaining place in South-east Asia where forests can still be conserved on a very large scale. It straddles the transboundary highlands of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia and reaches out through the foothills into the adjacent lowlands. The future of this forest heritage depends on the collaboration of all three governments as no one country can manage these unique uplands.

WWF aims to assist Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia to conserve the ‘Heart of Borneo’ through a series of protected areas and sustainably-managed forest, and through international co-operation led by the Bornean governments and supported by a global effort.
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Central to the success of the ‘Heart of Borneo’ will be the transboundary collaboration of governments, the engagement of local interests in short and long term planning, securing long term finance, and the cooperation of the private sector in positively contributing to sustainable resource management.

The ‘Heart of Borneo’ presents a unique opportunity to conserve pristine tropical rainforest on a huge scale almost-30% of the world’s. It is now or never.

Heart of Borneo Forests... click here
Click here to open the WWF's Heart of Borneo Website.
The signing of the Heart of Borneo Declaration was held in Bali on 12 February 2007 by the responsible Honorable Ministers from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia. Brunei Darussalam was represented by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Ahmad bin Haji Jumat, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources.

More information....


Project Implementation Framework, PIF. What is it?
Powerpoint presentation on Brunei Heart of Borneo

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'Heart of Borneo' in the news:
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25 March 2011 Mission Accomplished as 60,000 Trees Planted View Article
25 March 2011 Mission Accomplished as 60,000 Trees Planted View Article
20 Feb 2011 HoB Confrence Reviews 'Green Image' View Article
20 Feb 2011 HoB Can Boost Nation's Economy, says Resources Minister View Article
00 May 2010 WWF - HoB Newsletter View Article
05 May 2010 BONVO's Heart for the Heart of Borneo Project View Article
20-22 April 2010 Brunei to Host Hob Meeting, Workshop View Article
20-22 April 2010 The 4th HoB Trilateral Meeting View Article
21 November 2009 HOB: Brunei's `Brand Of Century' View Article
09 November 2009 Remaining 15,000 Trees Planted For Hob Initiative View Article
15 October 2009 Survey On SCB's New Hob Project To Give 'Objective Assessment' View Article
15 October 2009 Schools To Get New Booklet On HoB  View Article
12 February 2008 HoB Initiative Faces More Challenges As Bad Weather Takes Its Toll View Article
02 November 2008 Charles Smitten By Heart Of Borneo View Article
01 November 2008 Prince Charles Backs HoB Project View Article
27 October 2008 SCB Donates $700,000 To HoB Project View Article
25 October 2008 $1,000,000 For Heart of Borneo View Article
18 October 2008 Planting 100 Saplings In Support Of HOB Project View Article
11 July 2008 Brunei, Japan sign bio-research pact View Article
29 June 2008 Brunei's HoB Drive Continues To Draw Praises View Article
25 June 2008 Sultan Holds Talks With British PM View Article
20 June 2008 Flying Start For HOB Council View Article
20 June 2008 HoB Centre Seeks CEO View Article
13 June 2008 Forestry Department Officer Represents Brunei For Leadership Programme In The US View Article
10 April 2008 Support For The Heart of Borneo Project in Brunei Darussalam View Article
26 April 2008 Brunei's Own Council And Centre For The HoB View Article
22 April 2008 The Republic Of Indonesia And Brunei Darussalam On The Occasion Of The State Visit Of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddulah, Sultan And Yang Di-Pertuan Of Brunei Darussalam To The Republic Of Indonesia View Article
23 April 2008 Sultan Lauds Closer Ties With Indonesia View Article
05 April 2008 Brunei Wins Greatest Race View Article
18 March 2008 ‘HoB Project Is Feasible’: Deputy Minister View Article
03 March 2008 Minister receives courtesy call from NITE representatives View Article
27 February 2008 UK envoy hands over HoB booklets, education packs View Article
24 February 2008 Hope For Cancer Cure In Borneo's Rainforest View Article
31 January 2008 HoB: Its Relevance To Global Environmental Issues View Article
08 January 2008 Brunei HOB Genealogy View Article
07 January 2008 Brunei HOB Progress View Article
20 November 2007 His Majesty Welcomes MoUs, HoB Initiatives View Article
17 November 2007

Brunei Moving On Forest Conservation

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18 September 2007 Donation for Brunei Heart of Borneo Initiative View Article
13 September 2007 Japan proposes biodiversity research tie-up with Brunei View Article
08 September 2007 Sultan Speaks on Heart of Borneo View Article
BIMP-EAGA SUMMIT. 12 JANUARY 2007....Click here
Heart of Borneo 1st Trilateral Meeting, 19 -20 July 2007. Brunei Darussalam....Click here
Heart of Borneo Enquiries:
Forestry Department, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
Jalan Menteri Besar, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3910, Negara Brunei Darussalam