The Red List of Bornean Endemic Dipterocarps

Borneo is a diversity hotspot for trees within the family of Dipterocarpaceae. It is home to 267 species of this family, 162 of which are endemic to the island and found nowhere else in the world. The Red List of Bornean Endemic Dipterocarps finds that 62% or 99 species are threatened with extinction, including 18 Critically Endangered species. The major threats are land conversion for agro-industrial plantations as well as historical large-scale unsustainable logging of these reliable timber trees.