With an area of 743,330 (km2) (287,000 sq. miles) is the third-largest island in the world after Greenland 2,130,800 (km2), New Guinea 785,753 (km2) With a population of 19.8million (2012) - the island is divided among three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak in the north occupy about 26% of the island
The rainforest is 130 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world. It shelters 13 primate species, 15,000 species of flowering plants with 3,000 species of trees, 221 species of terrestrial mammals and more than 680 species of resident and migratory birds....
Scientists have discovered more than 123 new species in the Heart of Borneo area during the past 3 years -- an average of more than 3 new species per month
In 2010, new to science was the 'Spectacled Flowerpecker' discovered in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah