Kalimantan  (Indonesia)

The name Kalimantan which is often spelled Klemantan was derived from Sanskrit word: Kalamanthana which means "burning weather island", or island with a very hot temperature to describe its hot and humid tropical climate. Also known as Indonesian Borneo.

 

- The sad Orangutan -
 

Deforestation is certainly the primary threat to the orangutan, a species of great ape known for its keen intelligence and the fact that it’s the largest animal to live primarily in trees. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) predicts that orangutans will be virtually eliminated in the wild within two decades if current deforestation trends continue. Native to the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia, which are being cut down rapidly.

 

East Kalimantan - Indonesia                                                                       December  2014

- The Man-Cub -
 
In Samboja Lestari Orangutan Reintroduction Center orangutans are cared for and educated for years prior to reintegration into the jungle....and often staying in contact with humans they literally copying the movements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Kalimantan - Indonesia

                      December  2014

- The Hairy Thinker -
 

It happens very often to find patterns in behavior between different living beings. Today is obvious how humans are similar to primates, but in certain situation these similarity in posture or even in expressions are incredible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Kalimantan - Indonesia

                      December  2014

- The Sun Bear -
 
The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found in tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. It is classified as "Vulnerable" by IUCN as the large-scale deforestation that has occurred throughout Southeast Asia, especially in the island of Borneo, over the past three decades has dramatically reduced suitable habitat for the sun bear. It is suspected that the global population has declined by more than 30% over the past three bear generations.

 

East Kalimantan - Indonesia

                      December  2014

- A Sick Bear -
 
I never liked to see animals in cages, even when it comes to animals in danger of extinction. Separated from the rest of the group, this Sun Bear pass days in isolation to be treated so that it transmits the parasite to other bears living in the reserve.

 

 

 

 

Kalimantan - Indonesia

                      December  2014

- The Prisoner -
 
Prisons and cages are a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self, a constant oppressive entity that expands and slows down time and transforms seconds into hours and hours into days. And at the end it does not matter if behind the bars there is a human being or an animal, it is still a living being born to be free.

 

 

 

 

East Kalimantan - Indonesia

                      December  2014