Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Exploring the Heart of Borneo

MIRI: A team of 93 environmental scientists and researchers are going to explore the deep interiors of central Borneo - a mountainous region shared by Sarawak, Sabah and Kalimantan that is dubbed “The Heart of Borneo”.

These experts from local and foreign universities and environmental groups will be carrying out surveys to gather information about the rare flora and fauna found in that region.

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said more in-depth studies needed to be conducted there.

Speaking at a talk held here, he said many parts in the vast central region of Borneo encompassing the Tama Abu mountain range were still unexplored.

“It is said that rare and endangered animals like rhinoceros and temadu (Bosjavanias species of buffalo) have been sighted in the jungles there,” he said.

As such, an expedition team made up of scientists, researchers and nature lovers has been assembled to carry out a detailed ground survey to locate these rare animals.

“The team will carry out in-depth analysis of not just the animals, but also plants, trees and other vegetations growing in the wild there.

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