Sunset over Ex-Mega Rice Project Area

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sunset over ex mega rice project area

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Photographer’s remarks

A view of the sun set from a small research camp. In 2009 a large fire decimated the peat swamp forest here, which was already compromised from draining and logging. The dead trees stand as a reminder of what used to stand for kilometers around. Some regeneration has occurred, but the entire area now consists of small patches of forest surrounded by tall fern growth and bare, degraded peat soil. However, these forest patches are still home to populations of important and charismatic species such as orangutans and gibbons!

Location

Kalampangan research station, Sebangau catchment, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia

Name of photographer

Cassie Freund

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