Borneo Stripped Bare
Borneo, the third largest island in the world, divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, was once covered with dense rainforests, but along with its tropical lowland and highland forests, there has been extensive deforestation since the 1960s, as the native economies of the region experienced rapid industrialisation.
Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory; the Indonesian name for the island, Kalimantan, is used in English to refer to the Indonesian-controlled territory.
East and South Kalimantan is an Indonesian province in the east and south of the island of Borneo. It’s known for its indigenous Dayak culture and rainforest areas. East and South Kalimantan are home to vast swaths of tropical rain forest that are fast dwindling as a result of mining, logging and plantations. These activities have taken their toll on the environment as well as the indigenous communities that have for generations called the forest their home.
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