BIOMA Foundation is a non-governmental organization based in Samarinda, East Kalimantan (Borneo Island) established in 1998 (bioma.or.id). BIOMA has a vision of "Sustainability of the functions and benefits of natural resources and environment for the sustainability of all creatures including human well being, especially local communities". To achieve this vision, BIOMA has a mission of "to promote the communityâ€™s awareness and participation and to support policies and efforts in the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment as a gift of God Almighty".
BIOMA founded by a group of young environmental activists in Samarinda (mostly graduated from the Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University) who concerned about the damages of the environment, especially forest resources in Kalimantan Island. Institutionally and personally, BIOMA has had adequate relevant experiences in the project implementation, community facilitation and assistance.
In the beginning of its establishment, BIOMA worked more on research in field of natural resources, but later they work with community in managing natural resources sustainably. Today BIOMA works with community in several villages in Kutai Kartanegara District and Malinau District, East Kalimantan Province.