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Whir of chain saws goes on in East Kalimantan rain forests

TARAKAN, East Kalimantan (JP): You can't hear the chain saws in Tarakan harbor, but their handiwork is plain to see.
Vast quantities of round logs, felled in the rain forests of East Kalimantan, await shipment to Malaysia and elsewhere. Not long ago most of the timber here came from large-scale concessions to the west of Malinau, a frontier town over 100 kilometers upstream from Tarakan. But an increasing quantity now comes from small-scale logging permits.
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