Borneo: Paradise Under Siege
National Geographic Fellow Mattias Klum has a special passion for Borneo, where he has spent 20 years producing magazine articles, books and films. Don’t miss this powerful and disturbing vision of what might be the Borneo rain forest’s last stand.
He tells the story of the world’s third-largest island, whose native people, wildlife, and rain forest are threatened by rampant logging and farms.
Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is located north of Java, Indonesia, at the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia.
The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world. There are about 15,000 species of flowering plants with 3,000 species of trees (267 species are dipterocarps), 221 species of terrestrial mammals and 420 species of resident birds in Borneo.