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Back to Borneo, and an Eden at Risk

By on Feb 21, 2014 in Southeast Asia

Karen Coates

There are no roads to the village of Pa Lungan, just a mucky water buffalo trail beneath a tight-knit canopy — among the last standing highland jungles on the island of Borneo. In spots, the trail is more swamp than path. But that does not mean all is quiet:...

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Supermarket Jungle

By on Oct 23, 2013 in Southeast Asia

Karen Coates

Borneo’s intact rainforests are among the world’s most biologically diverse environments, providing an abundance of foods that have fed people for thousands of years. Villagers in the Kelabit Highlands, near the Malaysian-Indonesian border, traditionally hunt wild game and forage for hundreds of species of jungle fruits, vegetables, shoots and...

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