Posted by: masaranghk | October 2, 2015

Borneo is burning

smoke-SOCHere is a picture of the garden of the Kobus Foundation. In the yellow oval Father Jacques is walking, inspecting the condition. The forest behind him is only 40 meters away from the camera but no longer visible because of the smoke of the numerous nearby forest fires. The orangutans are in the quarantine center to the right behind the dark bushes. They, just like local people, slow down in their activity level and cough much more. According to Father Jacques he has never experienced anything like this in his almost half a century in the interior of Borneo. And the dry El Nino period has only just started. The coming period will be crucial for the survival of the orangutans and the food security and health of local people.

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