Tanjung Puting National Park's Environmental Impact

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.

Kalimantan Primates: Visiting Kalimantan's Tanjong Puting National Park (Part 1 of 3)

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.