Marco Plebani

Marco Plebani

Posted on 01/13/2016


Photo taken on December 24, 2015


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rainforest
Borneo
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A bornean walkabout

A bornean walkabout
Split between Malaysia and Indonesia, Borneo is the third largest island on the planet. Its biodiversity is stunning. Borneo strikes as a land of contrasts. Large extensions of its primeval forests have been and are being cut by logging companies and replaced by oil palm plantations, with loss of plant diversity and of habitat for animals. In the process, native tribes that were traditionally nomadic have been relocated and forced to become sedentary. Yet, there are successful examples of natural conservation, in which patches of primeval forests are preserved together with their human and animal inhabitant. These conservation areas attract tourism and related profits, suggesting an ecologically sustainable and economically viable alternative to logging and planting oil palm.

I have recently spent four months exploring Borneo's natural treasures, documenting what it is threatening them and meeting those that are working to save them.

EXPEDITION JOURNAL: borneowalkabout.wordpress.com
PICTURES: here and on www.instagram.com/marco_plebani

Marije Aguillo, Annemarie, Thérèse have particularly liked this photo


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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured.
19 months ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
La forêt de Bornéo! Sur les traces de Bruno Manzer?
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
Marco Plebani has replied to Thérèse
En fait, sur les traces de Eric Hansen, qui a écrit Stranger in the Forest. Cependant, Bruno est une présence constante. Tout le monde que je rencontre me parle de lui. Maintenant, je lis ses «voix de la forêt."
19 months ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Excelente toma.
18 months ago.