Where We Work

The project site, the Kinabatangan forests, is located in the Eastern side of the Malaysian Bornean state of Sabah and is known internationally for its biodiversity. It is inhabited by the eight species of hornbills and ten species of primates. In 2005, 260𝑘𝑚! of forest were designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary under the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997. However, current levels of forest fragmentation and degradation are threatening the integrity of these unique ecosystems and most wildlife populations are declining.

Eight species of hornbills occur in Borneo: they are all found in lower Kinabatangan; Critically endangered species Helmeted Hornbill R. vigil, four near threatened species Rhinoceros Hornbill B. rhinoceros, Black Hornbill Anthracoceros malayanus, White-crowned Hornbill Aceros comatus, Wrinkled Hornbill Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus and three least concern species; Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris albirostris, Bushy-crested Hornbill Anorrhinus galeritus and Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulatus.