A male wild orangutan at Bukit Piton Forest Reserve, in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Photo: courtesy of Simon Werren
A male wild orangutan at Bukit Piton Forest Reserve, in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Photo: courtesy of Simon Werren

How planting fig trees could make Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo, Asia’s top wildlife tourism destination and help restore its forests

  • Unlike an African safari, wildlife tourism in Borneo requires a jungle trek – and luck. But there’s a way to draw animals: plant the fig trees that they feed on
  • Fig planting around resorts would bring the animals to the tourists, while planting fig tree ‘corridors’ would let animals reach pockets of jungle, experts say

Topic |   Responsible travel
A male wild orangutan at Bukit Piton Forest Reserve, in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Photo: courtesy of Simon Werren
A male wild orangutan at Bukit Piton Forest Reserve, in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Photo: courtesy of Simon Werren
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