Age of Union Announces USD $1 Million Commitment to the Dulan Forest of Borneo, Indonesia
This donation will allow Kalaweit to work hand in hand with local villagers to protect 1500 hectares of forest, preventing it from being exploited by mining and palm oil industries.
To mark its first anniversary, Age of Union announced a $1 million USD commitment to the Dulan Forest, expanding on its initial commitment of $100,000 and further strengthening its partnership with Kalaweit. Based in Indonesia, Kalaweit focuses on protecting, restoring, and conserving the Dulan forest located on the Island of Borneo (Central Kalimantan region, Barito Utara District), a critical ecosystem known as one of the richest biologically diverse hot spots in the world home to a hundred orangutans, white-bearded gibbons, Malaysian sun bears, langurs, proboscis monkeys, and clouded leopards, among many other species.
This donation will allow Kalaweit to work hand in hand with local villagers to protect 1500 hectares of forest, preventing it from being exploited by mining and palm oil industries. This donation will also go towards expanding the ranger program, constructing efficient water units that will fight forest fires, and funding an aircraft that will be utilized for a protection plan against wildfires, logging, and poaching, in addition to engaging in a reforestation program through aerial seedlings to improve the degraded forest.
To mark this collaboration between Age of Union and Kalaweit, the protected area has been renamed the “Kalaweit x Age of Union Reserve”.