The Borneo Top Ten are all Icons of ecosystems and species in Borneo. They are not the only species Habitats or ecosystems that are threatened. This page has links to many more that are at risk.
Species with smaller populations than Orang Utan that you can still eat!!!!
- Borneo has an endemic subspecies, Helarctos malayanus. Sun bears are today threatened by habitat loss and poaching, both for meat and medicinal purposes -- many Chinese believe sun bear parts have special healing powers. In Sabah alone, there are over 30 young orphaned bears living in captivity in small cages and with no access to the outdoors or the forest. Research had been done in Danum Valley where the bears that had been caught were recorded and tagged. They were released back to the forest.
Pangolins are hunted for food, for use in traditional medicine and as fashion accessories, and for a rampant illegal international trade in scales, skins, and meat. They can be found in forested habitat (primarily, secondary, scrub forest - Danum Valley and Kinabatangan) and plantations (rubber, palm oil - Tabin Wildlife Reserve).
Müller's Bornean Gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) is endemic to the island of Borneo, inhabiting the northern and eastern part of the island. Gray gibbons are on the threatened species list due to logging practices on Borneo.