In Borneo, the Malaysian state of Sabah is home to some of the most spectacular montane forests, all of which are part of the Heart of Borneo network(HoB), a three-nation (Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei) initiative to protect and interconnect a constellation of protected forests in the mountainous interior of Borneo. 

Prime among the Sabah HoB forests are the Crocker Range Park and Kinabalu Park (both managed by Sabah Parks), together forming a chain of forested peaks of over 2000 m, crowned by Mount Kinabalu (4095 m), the tallest mountain between New Guinea and the Himalayas.

In the joint Malaysia-Netherlands Kinabalu / Crocker Range Expedition 2012, scientists will sample the biodiversity along a transect on Mount Kinabalu, from lowland to the summit, and a similar transect in the Crocker Range, from lowland to the summit of Gunung Alab.

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