Hope for the help of the gods

“Surga ada Disney,” shouts Herdan – “Paradise is here”, and he points ahead. The sea off the coast is home to a third of the world’s coral reefs. This paradise is huge, but the threat of expulsion is real. The country suffers. Borneo’s rain forest is the refuge of rare species; especially the orangutans are faced with extinction. “Forty years ago the loggers came into the country,” says Singa Sinam, chief of a village in Central Kalimantan. “The rivers were clean and swarming with fish. Then the stranger began to chop down our forests and pollute the waters. We still hope for the help of the gods.”

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– Silent World

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