Location: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei
The rainforest on the island of Borneo – the third biggest island on the planet – is evaluated to be around 140 million years of age, making it one of the most seasoned rainforests on the planet.
Known as Asia’s last incredible rainforest, it is a blend of swamp and montane rainforest situated above 1,000m (3,300ft). The Borneo marsh rainforest specifically is decreasing because of logging, chasing and change to business land use – to such an extent that in 2007 the Heart of Borneo Initiative was propelled by the WWF to spare one of the biggest rainforests on the planet. The understanding, marked by the legislatures of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, expects to secure an immense tract of rainforest on the island.
In the same way as other tropical zones the world over, Borneo’s rainforests are deforested for timber, palm oil, mash, elastic and minerals. In that capacity, Borneo has lost 30% of its backwoods in the previous 40 years, falling at double the rate as whatever remains of the world’s rainforests. Extensive warm-blooded creatures, for example, orangutans and elephants are especially in danger.