Borneo Nature Foundation Camp and Railroad Repairs

Nestled in Borneo's Sebangau National Park since 1993, LAHG conducts crucial research. With OC funding, repairs ensure its vital conservation work continues, safeguarding Borneo's ecosystems.





Funded Amount

$15,242 USD


Borneo, Indonesia


Borneo Nature Foundation

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2024 Update

With the help of our funding, Borneo Nature Foundation was able to complete the LAHG camp repairs and Lorry railroad repairs.

LAHG Camp Repairs

In May 2023, tools and materials were sourced by small boat from Kereng Bangkirai to replace and repair the damaged camp locations, including the washrooms, guest houses, staff courtyard, kitchen, refuse point, camp entrance gate, and river dock. The team was also able to repair the camp’s solar panels after the firefighting season in December 2023.

Lorry Rail Repairs


Railway repairs took place in March 2023, with 307 meters of railway going under maintenance. The repairs to this railway were required due to water-damaged rails that required replacement, and could not be repaired until water levels in the area dropped after a long wet season from late 2022 into early 2023.

Site Background

The Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG) is a former logging camp turned permanent research center located in the Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan, Borneo where research has been conducted since 1993. It is one of the oldest field stations in Indonesian Borneo, and also the host of the longest-running study of orangutan density and dest decay rates in the world.

BNF’s Research Activities at LAHG:

  • In-depth studies of Sebangau’s primates
  • Understanding Borneo’s wildcats
  • Biodiversity and ecological monitoring
  • Studies on the impacts/effectiveness of habitat restoration activities

Requirements for Camp Repairs

The LAHG camp infrastructure is currently in disrepair, with damaged and shaky walkways and buildings. The camp requires the repair and replacement of floorboards, pipe replacement, filling of roof holes, and replacement of fencing in order to ensure shelter and safety.

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