Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Sungai Ingei Faunal Expedition Press Release

14 October 2009, Bandar Seri Begawan - Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with WWF, today announced it's sponsorship for its second Heart of Borneo Brunei project whereby a faunal biodiversity survey of the Sungai Ingei Protection Forest will be conducted.

The survey project is supported by the Heart of Borneo Council and WWF. On hand to speak about the project was Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hamdillah bin Haji Abdul Wahab, Deputy Minister of Industry and Primary Resources and Chairman of the Brunei HOB Council; Danny Quah, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank; Dr. Glyn Davies, Director of Programmes of WWF-UK and Dr. Joseph K. Charles, Senior Lecturer of Biology, Faculty of Science as Expedition Leader.

Standard Chartered Bank's funding for this Heart of Borneo project is part of the US$500,000 prize donation from the Race For A Living Planet Environment Challenge which Brunei won earlier this year.

(extracted from SCB press release)

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