Riparian-Zone Restoration at Tabin River


The project area is highlighted in orange above

Riparian-Zone Restoration at Tabin River

The project area is highlighted in orange above


Since 2012 we have been working on the Riparian-Zone Restoration at Tabin River. We focused on enrichment planting (approx. 4,000 trees) and silvicultural treatment. Furthermore we established elephant trails.

Until 2016, the approx. 1.3 km long bank of the Tabin River north of Tabin was the only protected dry land connecting Tabin with other reserves, with some parts being less than 40m in width. We have therefore been working on reforesting the river bank between Tabin and the reserves south of Kulamba on both sides since 2012. The planting density has been increased to 8×3 m or more in some areas, which has ultimately lead to almost 4,000 actively planted trees (at least 34 species from a minimum of 18 families). In addition, naturally occurring overgrown trees have been cleared extensively and elephant paths have been established left and right of the river.

New forest in the background planted in a previously
bare area, that has been reforested since May 2012, 7 years
after the start of the project.


the same area in March 2020, 8 years after the start of the
project. In the depicted open area in the foreground acquired in 2019, a lake framed by forest and grassland will be established until 2021 in order to make the corridor area more appealing to numerous endangered wildlife species.

Many of the planted trees are now well over 10 metres high (image from March 2020)

We urgently need your help!

Please help restore more habitat around Tabin River!

we protect rainforests in Borneo to ensure survival of the Bornean Elephant


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.

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