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100 %
raised of £1,000,000 target
by 444 supporters
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World Land Trust (WLT)

Borneo Rainforest Appeal

Fundraising for World Land Trust

100 %
raised of £1,000,000 target
by 444 supporters

World Land Trust

WLT is an international conservation organisation that takes action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats. Supported by Sir David Attenborough and working with local organisations in Central and South America, Asia and Africa, WLT has helped protect over 500,000 acres of wildlife habitats.


World Land Trust is working in Borneo with conservation partner Hutan to extend forest habitat for Orang-utans along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah. This appeal aims to secure a corridor of land to link the Keruak Virgin Forest Reserve with the larger Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (the Keruak Corridor).

River habitat is important for Orang-utans and other threatened species such as the Bornean Pygmy Elephant. It is urgent to secure this safe corridor before existing oil palm plantations are extended to the riverbank and permanently separate the reserves. If there is no protected corridor between the reserves, isolated Orang-utan populations could face extinction.

WLT aims to raise £1,000,000 to fund land purchase and associated costs, and we are delighted to report that we raised more than £725,000 during Big Match Fortnight in October 2013. (Note, not all Big Match Fortnight donations and pledges are showing on this page, but they will be as soon as they are processed.)

If we can raise more than our target it will go towards widening the corridor and making it even more valuable to wildlife.

Read more about WLT's Borneo Rainforest Appeal and conservation successes in Borneo on WLT website.

For donations of £25 or more we will be pleased to send a pdf or hard copy certificate recording your donation. To request your certificate please email quoting the JustGiving donation reference number that appears on your confirmation email.

To make a gift donation on behalf of somebody else to the Borneo Rainforest Appeal please call the WLT office on +44 (0)1986 874422.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they do not sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they send your money directly to World Land Trust and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

Please donate today to create a secure future for the Orang-utans of Kinabatangan.


  • Young Orang-utan in Borneo © Chris Perrett
  •  Near Danau Girang © Rob Colgan +2