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Laws flaunted: flourishing pet trade threatens orangutan survival

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.

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Searching for a wild orangutan…

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

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Orangutans dwindle as Borneo, Sumatra converted to palm-oil plantations

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

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Posted in Asia, Bali, Borneo, Deforestation, Eco-travel, Ecosystems, Endangered species, Indonesia, Jakarta, Java, Malaysia, Rain forest, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Wildlife, Wildlife habitat, Wildlife survival

In Puerto Rico: Jayuya and the Toro Negro State Forest

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

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Exploring Puerto Rico’s rainforest: El Yunque

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

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Our other blog, Veggie Revolution, focuses more on food than this one does, especially the environmental, health and humane aspects of our food choices. That blog was started in 2005 and continues today, while the blog you're reading now began in 2009. Some of the newer posts are on both blogs, but Veggie Rev has at least 260 more posts than this blog, including Sadie's travels to Morocco. In the sidebar of Veggie Rev, you'll see links to each year that can take you back to all the posts for a particular year.

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