Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF) was formed in November 2007 to promote sustainable development of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex. The Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex is the largest remaining continuous block of natural forest in Peninsular Malaysia, with a total area of 300,000 hectares.
To ensure sustainable development on the island, the Pulau Banding Charter was formed on 24 July 2007 by a panel of advisers – experts from ﬁelds of forestry, environment, prominent researchers and local stakeholders – as a self-imposed guideline for all developments on the island. One requirement of the Charter was the setting up of a Research Centre to conduct comprehensive studies on the Belum-Temengor Rainforest so that efficient conservation measures could be initiated.
PBF also looks after the interests of the local population particularly the ‘Orang Asli’ community through its social and community development programmes. PBF’s main mission is to draw support from the government, non-governmental organisations and private corporations.