1. Permitting Crime: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging in Indonesia

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    How the clear-cutting of forests to make way for oil palm plantations is driving illegal logging in Indonesia Music: Chris Zabriskie - I am a man who will fight for your honour

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    • Orangutania

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      I just returned from a 5 day shoot in southern Borneo. I visited Tanjung Harapan National Park in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. I was there primarily to film Orangutans, but also had some nice Proboscis Monkey action as well as beautiful jungle and river scenics. Tanjung Harapan used to be one of the places that displaced Orangutans were re-released into the wild. Its a huge park, 4000 square kilometers (over 1500 square miles), and has a very health population of wild Orangutans so the don't release any more animals here. There is still some interaction with some of the Orangutans at the former "Feeding Station" platforms near each of the three research camps. Once a day the N.P. Rangers put a small quantity of Bananas (or other seasonal fruit) on the platform as a snack for some of the Orangutans in the area. Sometimes they also put out a couple pans of milk for the benefit of mothers with little babies. Its also possible to see the bizarre Proboscis Monkeys along the river edges in the late afternoon. For those who don't know, Orangutans get their name from two words in the Indonesian (and Malay) language. The first part, Orang, means "Person". The second part, Utan, means "Jungle. So the name means Person of the Jungle. A very fitting name indeed. I've spent quite a lot of time in other parts of Borneo including 4.5 years in Sabah and 1 year in East Kalimantan, but this was my first time to the southern region and it really blew me away. The jungle and rivers are beautiful, and there were far more Orangutans than I was expecting to see based on my experience in other regions. There were many mothers with babies, and the real treat was seeing several mature males with their distinctive "cheek pads". Please support the good conservation work that is taking place in both Borneo and Sumatra to preserve habitat for these magnificent animals.

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      • Ridin' Rungan Sari by Simón Cherpitel

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        Kali Trilogy, part 2, by Simón Cherpitel. Motorbike tour of Rungan Sari Subud community near Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. The burning season. "An impression of living freely in the largest, most concentrated Subud community in the world." Travelling all the community's interconnecting roads in both directions & then some. Produced for the amusement of Subud friends & residents. Music by Peter Walker, Hamid Hamilton Camp & Charles Gounod. Filmed 5 Oct 2012 with Nikon D800 & 16 mm f4 strapped to bike in 1080p, 24 fps---a single 18 minute take cut to remove redundant road circuits. Public domain & personally owned music recordings & performances.

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        • To Palangka & Back by Simón Cherpitel

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          Kali Trilogy, part 3, by Simón Cherpitel. Motorbike ride from Rungan Sari Subud development to Palangkaraya (town) & mystical return. Driver Bardolf Paul & featuring Lesy, Rosalie, Sumali & Henrietta McCormack. Music: Tampanuli "Tundun Tundun" & Carl Orff "Gassenhauer". Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. The burning season. Filmed 5 Oct 2012 with Nikon D800 & 16 mm f4, set at f8, variable ISO, strapped to bike & hand-held in 1080p, 24 fps. Public domain & personally owned music recordings & performances.

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          • Up the Kahayan by Simón Cherpitel

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            Kali Trilogy, part 1, by Simón Cherpitel. Power canoe journey up the Kahayan River in the heart of Borneo to the jade kingdom where the dewas dwell. Music by Bornok Hutauruk "Tarhirim Rohangu" & Impola Group "O Ale Inang". Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, Filmed 19 Sept 2012 with Nikon D800 & 16-35mm f4 hand-held in 1080, 24 fps. Public domain & personally owned music recordings & performances.

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            • YUM Kalimantan VTC (indonesian version)

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              from Yayasan Usaha Mulia Added 22 0 0

              Last September, when the Clinton Global Initiative asked YUM to rise to the challenge of providing impoverished people with opportunities for “Jobs, jobs, jobs...”, YUM was ready. YUM understands the positive impact of having a reliable income stream to enable someone to break the cycle of poverty – and, very importantly, this goal is indeed achievable. YUM responded to the Clinton Global Initiative with a “Commitment to Action”: a promise to establish and operate, within the next three years, a Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Central Kalimantan. The Centre will help to fill the growing need for a trained workforce and, in so doing, provide the local community members with an improved livelihood that will raise families well above the poverty line. Moreover, this will have positive impact on the health and education levels of their children, and this will then continue for subsequent generations. Their “cycle of poverty” will have been broken, once and for all.

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              • YUM Kalimantan VTC

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                Last September, when the Clinton Global Initiative asked YUM to rise to the challenge of providing impoverished people with opportunities for “Jobs, jobs, jobs...”, YUM was ready. YUM understands the positive impact of having a reliable income stream to enable someone to break the cycle of poverty – and, very importantly, this goal is indeed achievable. YUM responded to the Clinton Global Initiative with a “Commitment to Action”: a promise to establish and operate, within the next three years, a Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Central Kalimantan. The Centre will help to fill the growing need for a trained workforce and, in so doing, provide the local community members with an improved livelihood that will raise families well above the poverty line. Moreover, this will have positive impact on the health and education levels of their children, and this will then continue for subsequent generations. Their “cycle of poverty” will have been broken, once and for all.

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                • Releasing Heldy

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                  Heldy was not so sure that he was free. After the cage was opened, he just sat in his cage for a few seconds, carefully stuck his head out to see where he was, then finally got out and ran to a tree.

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                  • Releasing Ompong

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                    Ompong is a 27 year-old male orangutan with fully developed cheek-pads. He was rescued from one of the local plantation in Palantaran back in July 2004. And on March 31, 2012, Ompong was finally returned to the forest. Ompong is home!

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                    • Orangutan Release (Full Version) - Central Kalimantan - English

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                      A full version video of the release of four orangutans from BOSF Central Kalimantan Orangutan Reintroduction Project at Nyaru Menteng to the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest on February 28, 2012.

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