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This post now on Google News and on the syndicated BasilandSpice.com Pet trade threatens orangutan survival “Having a pet orangutan is a status symbol,” I was told by my Indonesian friend Ria, who lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. Doesn’t matter if the animal lives in a small, dirty cage behind the house, which […]

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This post on Google News and on the syndicated site BasilandSpice. On my Asian quest to see wild and semi-wild orangutans, I wasn’t sure I’d find a single one of the red apes roaming free in a forest. Orangutans used to be widespread in Southeast Asia, but now survive only on the islands of Borneo […]

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Text and all photos by Sally Kneidel, PhD This post also on the syndicated site BasilandSpice. I’ve wanted to visit Indonesia for years – it has more tropical rain forest than almost any other country. Only Brazil has more. Indonesia is a nation of more than 13,000 islands, including Borneo, Bali, Sumatra, and Java. Although […]

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Photos and text by Sally Kneidel, PhD Driving from the coast to the town of Jayuya in La Cordillera Central is not easy. Although the mountain roads of Puerto Rico are paved, most are extremely narrow and curvy. On our drive from Playa Lucia, we arrived in Jayuya after dark, and tooled around the town […]

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Text and photos by Sally Kneidel, PhD We visited our son Alan in Puerto Rico in March. He’s working there temporarily, collecting data on the island’s bird populations for a project based at NC State. I wrote on April 5 more about Alan’s job. I also wrote about the day we spent in historic Old […]

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