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Industrial agriculture terrorizes Borneo: Palm oil plantations are responsible for deforestation, fires, habitat loss, air pollution


Twining explains that he and his colleagues uncovered this disturbing fact while conducting a study on Borneo’s scavenger communities. ... Twining concludes: “Of Borneo’s large native scavengers, they are the only species that has successfully adapted to the plantations. "...

Orangutan defends forest home from giant excavator ripping down trees


The organization has a rescue and rehab in Ketapang, West Borneo, which is home to over 100 animals. ... Deforestation efforts in Borneo may lead to the extinction of more than 100 species. "...

We only THINK we're smarter: Scientists shocked when orangutans were filmed making their OWN MEDICINE for sore limbs


Video footage from the Borneo Nature Foundation shows a female orangutan in the Sabangau Forest chewing on the leaves of a plant and working them into a soapy lather. ... The Borneo Nature Foundation collaborated with a team of scientists to look into this astounding phenomenon. "...

For the men: Thai ginseng improves sexual health, treats erectile dysfunction


It grows in tropical areas in Asia, such as Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Thailand. "...

Shocking: Orangutans to be extinct in just 10 years?


Native to the island of Borneo, the Bornean orangutan is at risk of extinction due to habitat destruction. ... Karmele is in charge of a large team of veterinarians, primatologists, scientists, researchers and animal keepers at IAR's Orangutan Conservation Center in Ketapang, West Borneo. "...

Will we lose the rhino in our lifetime? Three white rhinos were found slaughtered in a 'protected' reserve, some species are on the brink of extinction


In a separate report, Mail Online noted that a Sumatran rhino, a species not seen in 40 years and believed to have been extinct before cameras caught images of the beasts in 2013, was caught in a pit trap in March in the East Kalimantan province of the Indonesian portion of Borneo, in an area close to mining operations and plantations. Not so extinct – but very close The captive Sumatran rhino, a female believed to be around six years old, has been moved to a temporary holding pen after ...

Orangutans discovered to be herbal medicine geniuses who manufacture their own healing ointments using forest plants


In the study, more than 20,000 hours of animals in the wild were filmed by the Borneo Nature Foundation . Apes were seen in the clips making their own herbal medicines and using them in Indonesian Borneo’s Sabangau Forest, which is situated in Central Kalimantan. "...

Girl Scout cookies use rainforest-destroying palm oils


After researching endangered orangutans in Borneo for a Girl Scouts project four years ago, they were shocked to discover that the palm oil in the cookies they sell is driving the orangutan to extinction due to the clear cutting of Southeast Asian rainforests. "...

Study: Demand for biodiesel in Europe has caused huge areas of forest land to disappear


(Related: Industrial agriculture terrorizes Borneo: Palm oil plantations are responsible for deforestation, fires, habitat loss, air pollution .) "...

Scientists spot rare owl species not seen since 1892


Sharpe, who had named more than 230 bird species and another 200 subspecies in his lifetime, named the bird after James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, who ruled parts of Borneo in the 1800s. "...

Popular Cinnamon Offers Medicinal Properties and Tasty Treats


Cinnamon, once grown only in Sri Lanka, is now grown in Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Mauritius, Reunion and Guyana, in addition to America, the West Indies, Vietnam, China, Indonesia and other tropical-climate countries. "...

The connection between humans and salt


Salt was used as money in Rome, Africa, China, and Borneo, and it was a valuable trade good in Venice. "...

One more reason “high carbon levels” are a good thing: CO2 protects rainforests and at-risk wildlife species


A research team from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent , set out to discover the effects of such conservation areas on resident wildlife in the forests of Borneo – an area threatened by palm oil conversion. "...

Beneficial pests? Study shows that termites can alleviate the damage that droughts cause in tropical rainforests


Louise Ashton, the joint research team set up their experiment at the Maliau Basin Conservation Area in Malaysian Borneo during the start of the 2015 El Nino dry season. "...

TNT-sniffing elephants could soon be assisting landmine-location efforts in Angola


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Seaweed extract outperforms chemo drug in shrinking breast tumors - but without the toxic side effects


Researchers at the University Putra Malaysia harvested the seaweed from the coastal waters of North Borneo during January. "...

Pharmaceutical use during pregnancy resulting in premature births, birth defects, and massive costs to insurers


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