Forest Protection in the Segama Floodplain

The project area is highlighted in orange above


The project area is highlighted in orange above

Since 2012 we have been exploring possibilities to realize a wildlife corridor along the Segama river.

Using satellite images and maps, as well as by exploring by boat, helicopter, car and on foot we try to get an overview of the situation.

Segama at the edge of Tabin – note the natural river beds

By law, the plantation operators would actually have to leave a riparian strip to nature. In reality, however, oil palms have been planted right up to the water’s edge. We identify remaining forest fragments on the Segama without owners, which we propose to the authorities as new protected areas. In the long term, through enforcement of the legally required buffer zone, new protected areas, and strategic land acquisitions, we aim to create a forest corridor along the entire river from source to sea, linking 1.5 million ha of key areas for the survival of Borneo’s threatened flora and fauna, and restoring the river ecosystem suffering from erosion and chemicals from plantations.

The Segama without the legally required buffer zone – oil palms are planted right until the edge of the river

For this purpose, about 200km of deforested riverbanks have to be renaturalized. Even if in some places only one bank would be feasible because of settlements, along the hardly populated Segama the renaturation is still conceivable on both river banks.

Oil palms are planted right until the edge of the river, leaving no space for animals and endangering aquatic life from overspray of pesticide products

We urgently need your help!

Please help us expand our work in the Segama floodplain stop habitat loss!


We urgently need funds to purchase and protect more land in the area and to turn it back into natural, species-rich rainforest.

All donations go to towards conservation action.

Animals we protect in the project area

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