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#88: Borneo’s Ruined Forest’s Nomads Have Nowhere to Go

Smithsonian Magazine has published my piece on the destruction by the logging and palm-oil industries of Borneo’s rain forest and the ancient way of life of the Penan Hunter gatherers, who still hunt with blowguns. Last fall peat fires which should never have been set killed thousands of orangutans in Kalimantan, from starvation and smoke inhalation. this should not be happening. please get involved with organizations like Birute Galdikas’s Orangutan Foundation International and the Bruno Manser Fonds. Here’s the piece, with powerful photos by my pal Varial

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