Kalimantan (Borneo) is the third-largest island in the world, renowned for its lush tropical rainforests, one of only two strongholds for the intelligent, endangered orangutan. While eco-tourism in Kalimantan is a booming industry as people travel from all over the world to see orang-utans in their natural habitat, so too is palm oil. The former depends upon intact ecosystems; the latter can only thrive by eradicating natural ecosystems.

Recently, a small team from Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) travelled to Central Kalimantan to see at first hand the consequences of their government’s REDD ...


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