Category: Borneo

Birute Galdikas Camp Leakey Indonesia

Deforestation Threatens Ecotourism By Kelly Dinardo, New York Times It was the orangutan’s eyes that first struck Biruté Mary Galdikas. “They look very human,” said Dr. Galdikas, an anthropologist and the president of Orangutan Foundation International. “They have a very strong gaze that will penetrate you,” she said. “It’s almost hypnotic.” In the early ’70s, […]

Read more
Orangutans Indonesia

Travel Companies Helping Orangutans On Borneo Khiri Travel Indonesia, Wow Borneo and Asia Transpacific Journeys have joined forces to draw attention to the thousands of orangutans and other species whose habitats are being destroyed by fires in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo. According Khiri Reach, Khiri Travel’s not-for-profit arm, an estimated 10,000 orangutans, along […]

Read more
Indonesia language guide

Endangered Species Across Indonesia Most visitors to Indonesia hope to see the Sumatran tiger. However, this beautiful animal rarely shows itself. Unfortunately, human development and destruction has already pushed two other tiger species in Indonesia into extinction. The Javan tiger was declared extinct in 1994 and the Bali tiger was last seen several decades before […]

Read more
Indonesia language guide

Plan Promotes Tourism Foreigners visiting Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia will only have to apply for a single visa if an agreement could be reached between the three countries on the framework. Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said he had discussed the matter with his counterpart from Brunei when the latter was here recently […]

Read more

Tourism Growing Across Islands Indonesian tourism arrivals for the first nine months of 2013 are bolstering optimism that a target of 8.6 million foreign visitors for the entire year will be met. Indonesian foreign tourist arrivals in September totaled 770,878 – pushing arrivals past the 6 million mark on a cumulative basis for January-September 2013. September arrivals […]

Read more