LOCATIONBorneo’s Danum Valley is a treasury of biological diversity.
Danum Valley represents perhaps the last area of primary lowland forest in SE Asia which remains truly pristine; never logged, hunted or settled the flora and fauna of Danum remains completely intact. Surrounded by a matrix of recovering logged forest, which is all now fully protected, Danum is buffered and protected on all flanks. This exceptionally important forest has been SEARRP’s base for 30 years.
“After three decades of studying the world’s great rainforests, I thought I’d seen the best nature has to offer. But that was before I visited the Danum Valley.”
William F. Laurance, PhD, FAA, FAAAS, FRSQ
Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate
The Forests Around Danum
The Sabah Foundation Forest Management Area , within which Danum is embedded, represents a unique venue for tropical forest science: a 10,000 square kilometer microcosm of rainforest conservation threats and opportunities and managed landscapes. All the major natural forest and human modified land uses are here: primary forest, rovering logged forest, forest being actively restored, oil palm and timber plantations and forests dedicated to supporting community livelihoods.