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The devastation of the Malay/Indonesian Archipelago’s rain forest, the most ancient and species-rich on the earth, by loggers and its conversion to oil-palm plantations. http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-bikam-perak.html?n3ws1ttr#U6l3VHpg4e1HOBtb.01

Two years ago with Birute Galdikas, who has been researching and fighting for Borneo’s orangutans for four decades, I drove along the 50-mile western perimeter of Tanjing Puting National Park, in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, and it was nothing but row after row of oil palm trees going all the way to mountains in the hazy distance. She has 350 confiscated orangutans in her care center and there is almost no rainforest left where they can be released. I’m hoping to return to Borneo in a few months and try to do some conscientization about the tragedy.

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