Borneo Tropical Rainforest Foundation
BTRF's core mission is the long-term protection and management of Borneo’s critically threatened rainforests. It is committed to working closely at every level with the Governments and regional authorities of Borneo to identify, promote and facilitate new and innovative strategies for protecting rainforest reserves. Furthermore it is dedicated to instigating constructive links and partnerships with key institutions and interests so that initiatives may serve as living models of international 'best practice' in the field of protected area management, as well as examples of regional and international cooperation at the highest level.
In order to achieve its mission BTRF has the following objectives:
To establish and safeguard large protected areas in order to foster conservation of the tropical rainforests of Borneo and other threatened regions.
- To provide efficient management, finance and infrastructure for the strict preservation of these protected areas as reservoirs of biological diversity for ecological, genetic, economic, scientific and educational purposes.
- To raise awareness of the planetary importance of rainforest protection and its positive impacts for humanity.
BTRF acts as an independent interface between the international conservation and financial communities which work on those global sustainable development issues which have been accorded priority status by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity, Agenda 21 and other international instruments.
It particularly focuses on identifying and implementing new strategies and financial mechanisms to optimise the marketing and investment opportunities offered by emerging biodiversity and carbon markets.
with governments and local organisations and its sister organisation Global Eco Rescue. BTRF has observer status with the UNFCCC.
See the website www.greenrenaissance.org.