Tag: reduced-impact logging

Chronicles of Borneo: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Written by | October 8th, 2009

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“The forest is our supermarket,” says Bang Liling, the deputy chief of Long Oking village inside the Berau district of Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo. It tells you something that that’s a common phrase heard in this part of the world, which I visited earlier this fall. “We get all of our medicine from […]

Stopping a War…and Promoting Sustainable Forestry in Borneo

Written by | May 15th, 2009

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A story involving poisonous snakes, wild pig hunts, blowguns with poison darts, the ancestors of headhunters and pathbreaking conservation? That’s a hard story to pass up…even if it’s halfway around the world. So I didn’t. In November 2007, I traveled to the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo to report on how The Nature […]

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