Category Archives: Forest Fires

The plight of Indonesia’s endangered Orang Utan

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) is a nonprofit environmental foundation organization located in Balikpapan, Indonesia. BOS is active in many fields. The main goal of the organization is to protect orangutans and … Continue reading

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Eco Hero | Willie Smit, vanguard of orang utans

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 Dr. Willie Smits is a rainforest inventor who has revolutionized reforestation techniques and policies worldwide and is also the world’s most prominent protector of orangutans and their natural habitat. ~ Ashoka Fellowship Willie … Continue reading

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Less palm-oil based soaps can save rainforests

By Dian Hasan | April 21, 2009 We all know the value of sustaining an environmental balance. Educating ourselves and others better on the dangers of how we – the planet’s most able, intelligent, resourceful species (or should I say, … Continue reading

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Saving Orang Utans ~ connecting all the dots

By Dian Hasan | September 20, 2009 It’s ironic that some of the world’s cuddliest animals that we all universally love and admire, are also its most endangered. Take the Panda, the Chimpanzee and the Orang Utan, for example. While the … Continue reading

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Land Use and Density Affect Fires in Indonesia

The name “Indonesia” doesn’t mean “land of fire” — it just seems that way. Biomass burning related to land-clearing for agriculture goes on practically all year, particularly in summer and fall. Fires tend to burn continuously for months because of … Continue reading

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