One Million Trees
Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) supports local communities in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo to develop sustainable livelihoods, by empowering people to grow, plant and protect 1 million trees by 2025. Native seedlings are grown in village nurseries for planting in degraded tropical rainforests. These forests are major global carbon stores, provide economic and social benefits for local communities, and are a stronghold for biodiversity, including the Critically Endangered Bornean orangutan. 500 long-term green jobs are being created for local people and simultaneously, 2,500 hectares of burnt peat forest are being restored.
An exemplary project with important goals: Planting trees prevents soil erosion, restores wildlife habitat, and reduces fire risk; involves local communities in conservation; and contributes to the global fight against climate change.WINNER STATEMENT
The whole BNF family is absolutely thrilled to be one of this year's iF Social Impact Prize winners, awarded in recognition of our work to protect Central Kalimantan's forests while empowering local communities. With your support, we are looking forward to welcoming new community members on this incredible journey and providing them with all the training, equipment, and confidence they need to create a greener future for Borneo. Thank you, we are proud and honoured to receive this prize!Client / Manufacturer