KOMIK, India - The main water sources in the world's highest village in the Himalayas are drying up due to global warming, making life harder for its inhabitants who rely mainly on subsistence farming.
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A slow boat trip through Tanjung Puting provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the Borneo forest and watch the behaviour of the primates that inhabit it. In the third and final part of this series, writer Simon Pridmore sums up his experience in Kalimantan's remote Tanjung Puting National Park.
We continue our journey with writer Simon Pridmore into Kalimantan's remote Tanjung Puting National Park. Traveling by kelotok, a two-story riverboat, we move past an area of Dutch Monkeys and turn our attention to a much larger endangered primate, the orangutan.
The proboscis monkey is amazingly cute, though of course beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Several thousand of these 'dutch monkeys' make their home in the jungles of Borneo, living off leaves, seeds and unripened fruit. But, Simon Pridmore reports, their natural habitat is threatened by illegal mining and logging. This article is the first of a three part series exploring Tanjung Puting National Park.