meet the people

Working to save our endangered species

in memory of

Tam

Iman

Puntung

to National Government of Malaysia, Government of Sabah, Sime Darby Foundation, Professor Thomas Hildebrandt and Professor Mohd. Lokman Isa and their teams, and many other people, for having the foresight to provide the resources that ensure that the genomes of the three last indigenous rhinos in Malaysia are now preserved in living cell cultures.

Sincere
thanks

from bora

Let us hope that the various mutually-beneficial potential international partners who have so far regarded Malaysia as an outlier rather than a leader, will be able to see and understand the possibilities. And initiate programmes that will act on threats to critically endangered species at cell, organ and population levels as well as the individual animal level.

what we can do

seven
focal areas

1
Targeted habitat improvement inside protected areas
More food inside protected areas – the natural way. Working with Responsible Elephant Conservation Trust and Sabah Forestry Department to create pastures for elephants and Bornean Banteng
2
Big land-owners contribute space for wildlife
Restoration of orangutan habitat in oil palm landscapes, with WWF-Malaysia/Unilever
3
Conservation breeding
Boosting numbers through well-managed breeding programmes that aim to increase the number of healthy animals
5
moving young mature males between protected areas
Sustaining genetic diversity in small populations
6
Assisted reproductive technology
Sabah Veterinary Services Department
7
SABAH FICUS GERMPLASM CENTER
Let us not forget wild plants as well as wild animals

our recent achievement

"90% of records in the Malaysia Book of Records, and in similar books globally, celebrate entirely human achievements. Looking at the natural world, the records tend to be of the size of individual plants and animals - biggest, smallest, longest and so on.

BORA wanted to do something that celebrates how human activities can help to preserve our natural world. This is what we came up with - a living collection of a category of wild plants that represent an important element in conserving our ecosystem and its biodiversity. Thank you to Sabah Forestry Department for providing the opportunity."

BORA Rebranding

our Partners

Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

The Figs of Borneo

The Habitat Foundation

IIUM Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Cluster, International Islamic University Malaysia

1 Stop Borneo

Sabah Wildlife Department

Rhino Resource Center

Sabah Forestry Department

WWF-Malaysia

meet the
bora team

The Board

John
Payne
PROF DR ABDUL
HAMID AHMAD
Dato' dr
dionysius sharma
Chairman
Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, UMS
Executive Director
Board Member

Staff Members

Alvin
Erut
Restoration Team Leader
bridget yong
stephens
Finance Manager
Davidson
Kuntil
Field Team
eddy
masel
Field Team
hassan
sani
Field Team
James
Sandiang
Logistics Assistant
lonia
adam
Administration Manager
maslin
mohiddin
Nursery Assistant
maryanne
cassandra
Administration Assistant,Kota Kinabalu
Mohd. Soprih Amdan
Field Team
mellinda
jenuit
Field Coordinator
SHakila ibnoh
Field Team
ronald
jummy
Nursery Manager
Dr Zainal Zahari Zainuddin
Veterinarian & Field Manager
Bryan Wong Haoen
Assistant Programme Manager

Associates

Professor arief boediono
dr. mohamed reza mohamed tarmizi
Associate Professor Mohd. Lokman Isa
Professor Pierre Comizzoli
Professor Thomas Hildebrandt
Quentin
Phillipps
yap keng
chee

Acknowledgements

BORA thanks for the following organisations and people for their interest and support :
  • Adilla Jamaludin
  • Agro-Biotechnology Institute, National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia
  • Avantea laboratory, Cremora, Italy (Professor Cesare Galli)
  • Chris Annadorai
  • Earl of Cranbrook
  • EAST MALAYSIA PLANTERS' ASSOCIATION
  • ET Services, South Australia (Dr Michael Boerema)
  • GENTING PLANTATIONS BERHAD
  • International Islamic University Malaysia (Associate Professor Muhammad Lokman Bin Md. Isa)
  • IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia (Professor Arief Boediono and colleagues)
  • Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  • Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany (Professor Thomas Hildebrandt and colleagues)
  • Lydia Lubon
  • Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Malaysia (formerly Natural Resources and Environment, and Water, Land and Natural Resources)
  • PERHILITAN (Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia)
  • Sabah Forestry Department
  • Sabah Wildlife Department
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington DC, USA (Dr Pierre Comizzoli)
  • Kretam Holdings Berhad
  • SOS Rhino (Dr Nan Schaffer and Karen Dixon)
  • Tradewinds Plantation Berhad
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)
  • WWF-Malaysia/Unilever
  • Yayasan Sime Darby
  • The Zoological Park Organization, Thailand (Dr Ampika Thongphakdee)
  • Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Faculty of Science & Natural Resources and Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture)

Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) is a Malaysian NGO based in Sabah. Active since 2008, BORA cared for the last three living native rhinos left in Malaysia, in managed facilities in Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

borneo rhino alliance

2008

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