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Posted by in Orangutan, Rain Forest on 22. May, 2009 | No Comments

Borneo Lowland Rain Forests are the richest rain forests in the world and rival the diversity of New Guinea and the Amazon. These forests are home to the world’s endangered orangutan.

Unfortunately, these forests have been rapidly converted to oil palm plantations or commercially logged at unprecedented rates over the past ten years. In 1997-1998 fires intentionally set to clear the forest for commercial agriculture such as oil palm ravaged Kalimantan. If the current trend of habitat destruction continues, there will be no remaining lowland forests in Borneo an Eco disaster for all forest insects, amphipians, and animals.

Borneo’s lowland forests are home to the globally recognized primate orangutan. The prehistoric race of orangutan distribution reached mainland Asia through Indochina and Thailand to southeastern China. Today the orangutan is limited to northern Sumatra and Borneo . Unlike other apes, orangutans are solitary and arboreal. They feed primarily on fruit but also feed on leaves, flowers, insects, and, during times of food stress, specifically bark . The orangutans move throughout the forest, following the fruiting of numerous trees. They have the ability to catalog the location and degree of a fruit’s ripeness for a large number of trees and species .

Save Primates

Save Primates

The orangutan is not the only primate in Borneo’s lowland forests. They are home to thirteen primate species: three apes (the orangutan and two gibbon species), five langurs, two macaques, the tarsier (Tarsius bancanus), the slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), and the endangered proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). Most of these species have overlapping ranges, but they vary with respect to dietary content and foraging strategy .

Bruce Parry Princes Rainforests Project

Bruce Parry Princes Rainforests Project

Posted by in Rain Forest, YouTube Videos on 15. May, 2009 | No Comments

Prince Charles Rainforest Project

Prince Charles Rainforest Project

Posted by in Conservation, Rain Forest, YouTube Videos on 15. May, 2009 | No Comments

HRH Prince Charles Introduces his Rainforest project

www.princesrainforestsproject.org

Hymn to the Rain Forest- Nella Fantasia

Hymn to the Rain Forest- Nella Fantasia

Posted by in Rain Forest, YouTube Videos on 15. May, 2009 | No Comments


The Prince’s Rainforests Project invited Sarah Brightman to sing at an event they hosted to engage the financial community in the task of finding a solution to the problem of making rainforests worth more alive than dead. This is the film that accompanied her singing. The music is Nella Fantasia – used in the soundtrack of the movie – The Mission, and often called a Hymn To the Rainforest.
For more information on the work of The Prince’s Rainforests Project, and to sign up and add your voice to the call to end tropical rainforest destruction go to http://www.princesrainforestsproject.org

Princes Saves the Rainforest.

Princes Saves the Rainforest.

Posted by in Rain Forest, YouTube Videos on 07. May, 2009 | No Comments

Prince Charles described the internet as possibly “the most effective tool in history” as he gave a keynote speech at a Google Zeitgeist conference.

The heir to the throne said that, ultimately, the battle against climate change could only be won by every person on the planet making environmentally-conscious choices.

The Prince of Wales is also planning to stage an open-air green extravaganza, it was revealed.

Save The Rainforests

Save The Rainforests

Charles, who has warned that climate change is the greatest challenge facing man, is hoping to host the environmental event in 2010.

It is designed to rival Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition of 1851, London’s Evening Standard newspaper reported.

Hyde Park – where Charles’s great-great-great grandfather’s exhibition was held – is a possible venue

There is a proposal to hold an outdoor event which will focus on environmental issues and and sustainability.

“It’s being considered for 2010. It’s all in the very early stages.”

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