Category Archives: Borneo 2010

Palm Oil – Avoid at ALL COSTS

You may not give a damn today or tomorrow or even a year from now.  But WHEN there are no more pygmy elephants, Sumatran Tigers or Rhinos and ofcourse our beloved close cousins, the Oran-utans, we will have run out … Continue reading

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Money worth more than life

Palm Trees, where once there were tall trees, part of a rain forest where many animals, native to Borneo, lived.   Now, if you are seen in such a plantation, be prepared to die.  Animals are not allowed.  You see … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Berpisah

See you again.  Lots of work to be done on my book so I will be back.

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Day 16 – Care Centre

Today was spent at the care centre. Hockey the disabled Orangtans has had her new cage built(cost $2000) so is finally happy with more room and new play mates.  Nice to see her interacting.  I got pee-ed and pooped on … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Camp Leakey

Yesterday was a early start to head out to Camp Leaky (Forest) to see the Orang-utans in the ‘wild’ reserve for the last time. This journey was like no other, one of my worst fears was encountered.  It was nice … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Educating People into Sustainability

Today I went to see Yayorin.  They are a local NGO which help people become self sufficient in terms of farming.  They also provide mobile libraries to schools OR bring kids to their head office where they have a library … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Dayak Villages

Went along Lamanda River on a speedboat  to meet some people, mainly children,  in Dayak villages.   Now I know you’re probably thinking, Nico meeting people WTF.  Well these are the people who are determining the future of Borneo. (This is … Continue reading

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