The Malua BioBank is the world’s largest tropical conservation bank and seeks to rehabilitate and preserve 34,000 hectares (80,000 acres) of critical habitat for orang-utans and other threatened species.
Located in Malaysia on the island of Borneo, the Malua BioBank was created through an innovative partnership with the Sabah State Government as an investment in the rehabilitation and protection of the Malua Forest Reserve.
The Malua BioBank uses a unique approach to rainforest conservation favouring a more commercially sustainable model. See how the Malua BioBank works >>
Rainforests are one of world’s most important natural resources and have a huge commercial value when logged - the challenge is how to make the rainforest just as valuable without cutting it down.
The objective of Malua BioBank is to create a commercially sustainable model for large-scale conservation and rainforest restoration in the Malua Forest Reserve in Sabah.Rainforest biodiversity and its value to us