Malau Biobank launches consumer-facing site to fund rainforest rehabilitation

The Malau Biobank has launched a consumer-facing web site to fund conservation and rehabilitation of small patches of rainforest in a 34,000-hectare reserve in Malaysian Borneo. The site is available at

The Malau Biobank originally launched as a vehicle for palm oil companies and other developers to buy biodiversity credits to bolster their conservation credentials. The project aims to restore a former logging concession amid a sea of oil palm plantations to good health.

Malau is backed by New Forests, an alternative finance group with offices in Sydney and San Francisco. Al Gore’s Generation Management owns a stake in New Forests.

Author: Mongabay

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