22 May '11, 2pm

Program that cuts illegal logging by providing high quality health care in Borneo wins major conservation award

Photos: Visiting Gunung Palung in Indonesian Borneo (03/30/2011) A description of mongabay.com's Rhett Butler's recent visit to Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. In my travels in Kalimantan, the forest of Gunung Palung around Cabang Panti ranks among the best. Within 24 hours of arriving I had already seen wild orangutans, red leaf monkeys, gibbons, bearded pigs, a variety of lizards and frogs, a cobra (a little too close for comfort), and an innumerable diversity of insects. Linking rural health care to forest conservation proving a success in Borneo (12/08/2008) Health in Harmony was today awarded mongabay.com's annual "Innovation in Conservation" award for its unique approach to conservation which combats illegal logging by providing healthcare and sustainable livelihoods to communities living around Gunung Palung National Park in Kalima...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0514-asri_whitley.html?homepg

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