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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Borneo' (4)

Rafts of rubber and a hotel for birds with spit that sells

While some people are finding new ways to make withdrawals from nature’s bank, for others conservation has come along and created credit limits to long-held livelihoods.  It’s a tough job to balance these two faces of a coin that no-one is quite sure how to count.

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Added by Mike Shanahan on February 20, 2012 at 10:29 — No Comments

Q: When is a forest not a forest? A: When no-one knows

Take a look at these two photographs and play spot the difference. 

To my mind, the top photo shows a forest. It is dense and diverse, a home to hundreds of species of trees, hundreds of species of bird and mammals and reptiles and fish, and many thousands of other forms of life that it would take a lifetime to…


Added by Mike Shanahan on October 29, 2011 at 11:36 — 1 Comment

Malaysia’s million dollar question — where did the logs come from?

The 50-km long log-jam that blocked Malaysia’s biggest river shows the scale of deforestation in the highlands of Borneo and raises fresh concerns about how the state of Sarawak manages its natural resources. Read the rest of this post at Under the Banyan.

Added by Mike Shanahan on October 12, 2010 at 7:55 — No Comments

Borneo’s Husband-and-Wife Mountain Gods Look Down on Illegal Logging

The news that Norway has sold all of its shares in a Malaysian timber company it accuses of illegal logging has brought back memories of one of the best experiences of my life, and of a pair of sad brown eyes I wish I had not seen. Read the rest of my blog post at Under the Banyan.

Added by Mike Shanahan on August 26, 2010 at 10:50 — No Comments

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