Category Archives: Rainforest

Fact, Figs, Stats… and Reality

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 A typical 10 square kilometer rainforest patch has 1500 flowering plant species, 750 tree species, 125 mammal species, 400 bird species, 100 reptile species, 60 amphibian species & 150 different butterfly species. ~ … Continue reading

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Glamping in West Java ~ exploring nature with all the creature comforts

When holidays arrive, many urbanites dream of escaping the concrete jungle and getting back to nature. For those sick of city life, the perfect escape involves lots of fresh air and some adrenalin-pumping outdoor fun. Well, now you can enjoy … Continue reading

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Rainforest Preservation Can Be More Profitable Than Palm Oil Plantations: New Study Shows

By Dian Hasan | June 8, 2009 In the article, report lead author Oscar Venter of the University of Queensland says that oil palm plantations currently threaten some 3.3 million hectares of forest in Kalimantan (the Indonesian part of the island or Borneo). However … Continue reading

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Saving the Rainforest, Rebuilding Communities, One Orang Utan at a Time

One man’s odyssey that began with his compassion for the plight of the endangered Orang Utan in the jungles of Kalimantan (Indonesia’s Borneo), has developed into a truly exemplary life-long work of deforestation, rebuilding communities, reversing the adverse effects of … Continue reading

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Indonesia in race to save the world’s most endangered animals

By Dian Hasan | May 13, 2009             The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia, carries the accolade as among the world’s last bastion against global warming. With the world’s second largest tropical rainforest after Brazil’s Amazon, … Continue reading

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Indonesia is home to three of the most endangered species

By Jonathan Wootliff | The Jakarta Post | April 7, 2009. It’s easy to become immune to the endless stream of reports about the plight of some of the planet’s most endangered species. But I make no apology for again … Continue reading

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