When you see a wild and free orangutan Not the best photo but when it's a wild animal, why would you want to get too close? This is close enough for me. Plus a realistic shot of how you see orangutans in the wild.
One of the coolest plants in the forest!! Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants which have modified leaves known as pitfall traps—a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquid to catch insects
The mesmerising peat swamp rainforests of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). During the wet season the monsoon rains fall heavy and the forest transforms back into a swamp which makes traversing it pretty difficult. When the leaves fall the tannins in them stain the water into this red colour. It almost looks as though the jungle has brewed up some tea. The water in these swamps are so clear that they perfectly reflect the surrounding forest: colours and all. It's an enchanting place that is slowly disappearing #saynotopalmoil to protect these rainforests
Today is #WorldWetlandsDay This photo of a beautiful sunset at the edge of the Sabangau peat swamp forest is a reminder of how fragile wetland ecosystems can be. This area should be covered in green but in 2015, this and 875 thousand other hectares of peatland in Indonesia burnt up. This is because dry peat is incredibly flammable. Peatlands are drained for illegal logging and clearing of land for plantations, often by cutting canals deep into the forest which drain the peat. These ecosystems are not only beautiful but also incredibly important, containing many endangered species. Educate yourself on these issues and make choices which will help to protect these amazing places, rather than destroy them #Wetlands#PeatSwamp#Sunset#Conservation
Selamat hari lahan basah sedunia(02 -02 -2018 ) dari semua dataran, hutan rawa merupakan tempat yang terancam dan cukup berbahaya bagi kami yang bekerja diarea ini.
Mimpi kami adalah selalu basah dan tergenang.
Our Peat Swamp is almost in full flower. Local legend has it that a homesick Scottish man used to scatter this Scottish Heather on his way through the valley. It grows on a peat swamp that is all retired and fenced off preserving the uniqueness of the microclimate we have here in our valley. It is usually in full flower in mid February and is just stunning
#fbf Is it really nearly Christmas? Is this really 2 years ago? We spent the day building dams in Sabangau Forest with the Community Patrol Team. Singing Christmas songs and donning Christmas hats. Christmas can be celebrated anywhere, even in the peat-swamp! This has to be one of my favourite photos of all time. Perfectly timed as I jump to join @gibbonresearch and @sarathornton32 in the swamp. The reactions are priceless
Tak ayal... Ku ingin kau mendengar kekasih, tentang suara-suara di pulau harapan. Pulau disudut timurku, tak banyak hingar bingar memang. Yang ada hanya suara derit as roda gerobak diantara jalan berpasir, bergambut. Atau suara roda-roda bergemericik membelah genangan. Atau suara satu dua nafas tersengal dibelakang tual-tual sagu menggelinding. Atau suara ranting bergesek, dalam lorong-lorong rimba. Atau suara ngiang-ngiang diantara naungan kesunyian?! Adakah kau mendengarnya kekasih? Bilamana tidak, setidaknya ku "ingin" kau "mendengar". #Lukun, 13 November 2017
Oh, hello! I'm the third & final vertebrate in my 3part B&W vertebrate series :) This photo is from December 2014 when I was in the Orangutan inhabited swamp forests of Indonesian Borneo.
What a unique place! I have posted many insect photos from my time there on this instagram account (With the hashtag #borneobugs however I think others have started to use that hashtag too). I lived and worked there as a volunteer research assistant for 7months! It was an incredible experience to be in such a remote location, to follow wild orangutans, to encounter critters of all kinds, and experience a new culture and learn a new language.
Interested in doing what I did there?
If you have the time (6mo minimum commitment), resources, work ethic, and are interested in doing field work for orangutan research in a remote tropical forest... a couple volunteer positions have opened up with the Rutgers Primatology Lab!
Contact me for more info.
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The Aceh Citizen Lawsuit Movement (GeRAM) held a press conference on Tuesday in Jakarta. The press conference is aimed at answering the question to why the supreme court ruling against PT Kallista Alam is still being ignored. GeRAM seeks justice in the case against palm oil company PT Kallista Alam for destroying 1000 hectares of the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest. The company have STILL yet to pay their USD 26 million dollars fines and restore the area! Stand by GeRAM to seek justice!! .
Gerakan Rakyat Aceh Menggugat mengadakan konferensi press hari Selasa di Jakarta. Konferensi pers tersebut bertujuan untuk mempertanyakan mengapa putusan Mahkamah Agung terhadap PT Kallista Alam terus diabaikan. GeRAM menginginkan keadilan untuk perkara ini, dimana PT Kallista Alam dinyatakan bersalah telah membakar 1000 hektar lahan Rawa Gambut Tripa. Perusahaan tersebut masih BELUM membayar denda Rp. 366 milyar dan melakukan restorasi lahan!