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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Bridge development in Kalimantan threatens rainforest, mangroves, and coral reef

Bridge development in Kalimantan threatens rainforest, mangroves, and coral reef

Date : 3rd January 2010, Source : Mongabay



Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan is home to an incredible variety of ecosystems: in the shallow bay waters endangered dugong feed on sea grasses and salt water crocodiles sleep; along the bay proboscis monkeys leap among mangroves thirty meters tall and Irrawaddy dolphins roam; beyond the mangroves lies the Sungai Wain Protection forest; here, the Sunda clouded leopard hunts, sun bears climb into the canopy searching for fruits and nuts, and a reintroduced population of orangutans makes their nests; but this wilderness, along with all of its myriad inhabitants, are threatened by a plan to build a bridge and road connecting the towns of Penajam and Balikpapan.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0103-hance_pulau.html





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