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Zoom Orangutan Survival Odyssey: Trek through the jungles of Borneo, go behind the scenes of orangutan rescue and rehabilitation and see parts of a country and culture not in the travel guides. 
- Run by Orangutan Odysseys

Orangutan Survival Odyssey: Trek through the jungles of Borneo, go behind the scenes of orangutan rescue and rehabilitation and see parts of a country and culture not in the travel guides. 

- Run by Orangutan Odysseys

11.26.12 4
Zoom untilallarefreenooneisfree:

Diversity of species in the rainforest.
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untilallarefreenooneisfree:

Diversity of species in the rainforest.

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11.07.12 278
A happy selection of my current study notes.. an Australian insight:
- Australia has the sixth highest annual rate of land clearing in the world (1990‐2000) and is the only country in the top 20 land clearing nations with a developed first world economy (Lindenmayer and Burgman, 2005).
- Australia clears more than 550,000 hectares of native vegetation each year (Australian Conservation Foundation, 2001).
- Queensland accounts for around 75% of original and remnant vegetation cleared in Australia, and during 2000 an estimated 425,000 hectares was cleared (Australian Conservation Foundation, 2001).
- There have been approximately 27 species of mammals, 100 species of plants, 4 species of frogs and 23 species of birds which have become extinct in Australia within the last 200 years.
10.24.12 2
Zoom Court suspends Amazon dam construction
Brazilian judge rules environmental and rights activists’ concerns regarding massive $11bn project must be addressed.

Court suspends Amazon dam construction

Brazilian judge rules environmental and rights activists’ concerns regarding massive $11bn project must be addressed.

08.15.12 12
Zoom East Asia’s status as the world’s main “extinction hotspot” is confirmed in the new Red List of Threatened Species…
06.20.12 2
Zoom behindborneo:

He looks like Johnny Depp and he’s working in orangutan conservation… Need I say more?
Check out this eco-dreamboat’s Borneo blog. 

behindborneo:

He looks like Johnny Depp and he’s working in orangutan conservation… Need I say more?

Check out this eco-dreamboat’s Borneo blog

04.18.12 3
Zoom FYI

FYI

04.14.12 33
Zoom behindborneo:

One of the most important aspects of this film is global education - and you know what they say, if you can’t bring school kids to Borneo, you bring Borneo to the school kids (yes that’s what they say). 
The first Webinar (that’s web-seminar for for those of you not up with internet lingo) starts in just a few minutes! 117 viewers and climbing! The team is gathering inside the Sintang Orangutan Centre at Kobus House to engage school students and change-makers around the globe!
You can watch too! Click here!

Watch this online webinar live from Borneo!!

behindborneo:

One of the most important aspects of this film is global education - and you know what they say, if you can’t bring school kids to Borneo, you bring Borneo to the school kids (yes that’s what they say).

The first Webinar (that’s web-seminar for for those of you not up with internet lingo) starts in just a few minutes! 117 viewers and climbing! The team is gathering inside the Sintang Orangutan Centre at Kobus House to engage school students and change-makers around the globe!

You can watch too! Click here!

Watch this online webinar live from Borneo!!

03.27.12 2

behindborneo:

A behind-the-scenes look into what the Eco-Warriors are up to in Borneo so far … find out more here!

03.27.12 4
Zoom mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

fybiology:

tsuh:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

this actually makes my stomach hurt.

:( I’d be interested to see what the rest of the world’s forests look like too. 

I want to think this isn’t real. It can’t be real… Can it?

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

fybiology:

tsuh:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

this actually makes my stomach hurt.

:( I’d be interested to see what the rest of the world’s forests look like too. 

I want to think this isn’t real. It can’t be real… Can it?

03.02.12 1023188

Now I’m no fashionista, but I thought I’d promote the recent work of model Fa’ Empel for Byron Bay boutique Spell. Fa is one of the 15 Eco-Warriors chosen to head to Borneo this March to start filming the movie, The Rise of the Eco-Warriors. There, her and the rest of the team will undertake all sorts of conservation projects to help save orangutans and the forest! In cinemas 2013.

02.29.12 1
Zoom Oops, 5000 acres of your land cleared for palm oil. Sorry.
A subsidiary of agribusiness giant Cargill has paid a $1 million fine for clearing land for oil palm outside its concession, a move that could serve as an important example for palm oil developers operating in Indonesia, according to Greenomics-Indonesia, a Jakarta-based environmental group.The fine was levied on Cargill subsidiary PT Hindoli after the company notified local authorities and the Ministry of Forestry that it had accidentally cleared about 2,000 hectares of land beyond the boundary of its formally licensed area in South Sumatra Province. The clearing, which took place in 2005, involved agricultural land that was still zoned as “forest” by the Ministry of Forestry even though it lacked exploitable timber.Read more:http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0223-hindoli_fine_palm_oil.html#ixzz1nZ1Fkkx4

Oops, 5000 acres of your land cleared for palm oil. Sorry.

A subsidiary of agribusiness giant Cargill has paid a $1 million fine for clearing land for oil palm outside its concession, a move that could serve as an important example for palm oil developers operating in Indonesia, according to Greenomics-Indonesia, a Jakarta-based environmental group.

The fine was levied on Cargill subsidiary PT Hindoli after the company notified local authorities and the Ministry of Forestry that it had accidentally cleared about 2,000 hectares of land beyond the boundary of its formally licensed area in South Sumatra Province. The clearing, which took place in 2005, involved agricultural land that was still zoned as “forest” by the Ministry of Forestry even though it lacked exploitable timber.

Read more:http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0223-hindoli_fine_palm_oil.html#ixzz1nZ1Fkkx4

02.27.12 6
Zoom An Action Movie
01.19.12 11
The Princess of Jogyakarta Pledges One Million Indonesian Students to join DeforestACTION
01.14.12 1
Zoom Local children from a secluded village in Indonesian Borneo see for the first time a filming crew and video cameras. The crew have come to work with the village and film their plight against palm oil plantations - telling their story to the world. 

Local children from a secluded village in Indonesian Borneo see for the first time a filming crew and video cameras. The crew have come to work with the village and film their plight against palm oil plantations - telling their story to the world. 

01.13.12 4