Malua Bio-Bank

Location: Sabah, Malaysia

The Malua Wildlife Habitat Conservation Bank (Malua BioBank) is a first-of-its-kind business model for rainforest conservation. Located next to one of the last areas of virgin rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo, the Malua BioBank will restore and protect 34,000 hectares (80,000 acres) of critical orangutan habitat called the Malua Forest Reserve.The Malua BioBank sells Biodiversity Conservation Certificates, with each certificate representing 100-square meters of rainforest restoration and protection.

The Project has been developed by a joint effort between New Forests, the Sabah Forestry Department, Yayasan Sabah and other partners. Orangutan Land Trust is proud to endorse this project and hopes to work with New Forests to develop more biobanks in Indonesia.

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