2021 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Forests

Earth's Tropical Islands: Borneo

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Earth's Tropical Islands: Borneo is the award winner of the Living Forests Long Form category sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

BBC Studios Natural History Unit, PBS

A journey from Borneo’s rich coastline of mangroves and flooded forests, through ancient lowland jungles, to its mountainous heart, draped in cloud forests. With a greater variety of life than almost any other island, it seems a paradise but the secret to its extraordinary diversity lies in the struggles just to live here. From flying snakes to self-medicating orangutans, The intense competition and isolation on Borneo has push the animals and people here to extraordinary lengths to survive.

  • Runtime
    59 minutes