RAINFOREST for WILDLIFE is APE Malaysia’s reforestation project that is carried out on several sites located along the Kinabatangan River. With humble beginnings in August 2008, it focuses on reconnecting fragmented forests of the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, establishing a continuous corridor for the diverse flora and fauna of this unique rainforest floodplain.
A majority of reforestation sites along the Kinabatangan River are ex-logging sites, former log dumping sites, abandoned or alienated lands, or former agricultureal lands (such as palm oil plantations) that have been converted into reforestation sites. The sites used for APE Malaysia’s reforestation project are ex-logging and former log dumpsites.
Manpower for the Rainforest for Wildlife project comes from paying volunteers of the Borneo Wildlife Safari and Family Volunteering Adventure programmes, as well as students under the [email protected] Education programmes. Students take part in a 7-day programme and volunteer programmes are for 2 weeks. Both students and volunteers help out in various reforestation works throughout the duration of their stay in the Kinabatangan area.