Tree Planting

An overview of our reforestation efforts at Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah, Borneo

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 agricultural 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 WiLD@Heart 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.

This project is also supported by grants, individual donors via ROAR and companies via their CSR projects.  

85 %
survival rate
trees planted
species spotted on camera trap
acres reforested

Our reforestation sites

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Sabah Wildlife Department

All trees are planted on reforestation sites assigned by the Sabah Wildlife Department to APE Malaysia.

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Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

APE Malaysia is a partner of the Greening Malaysia agenda, which aims to plant 100 million trees across the country by 2025.

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