I’m back from a great trip to Borneo. Several years ago I visited the Indonesian part Kalimantan. Now I visited Malaysian part of Borneo: Sarawak. A trip that yielded mixed feelings. On the one hand, a country with friendly people and magnificent nature with its many strange and remarkable animals. On the other hand, the awareness that nature in Borneo rapidly is disappearing. Notably, the rainforest are felled to make way for palm oil plantations. And ….the Netherlands is the largest importing country in Europe of palm oil … Not one thing to be proud on!
Here is a picture of one of the most well known animals of the forest of Borneo: the orangutan. Still living in the wild. But probably for about 10 years you only can see the orangutans in zoos, because the population in the wild will be disappeared by deforestation and hunting.