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The ‘Heart of Borneo’ is a 220,000 square km area of protected rainforest on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world. Borneo is politically shared between the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei and considered extremely valuable in terms of biodiversity.

Borneo’s forests are under threat by the logging, palm oil and mining industries. The WWF’s Heart of Borneo project is crucial to the survival of Borneo’s endangered species including the orangutan, pygmy elephant, rhinoceros and clouded leopard; as well as the discovery of new species.

This project visualizes the highlights of Jonne Seijdel's one month visit to Heart of Borneo in Kalimantan Barat; one of the four Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. As an Interactive / Media / Design student at the Royal Academy of Art, Jonne had the opportunity to graduate in collaboration with one of the for him most inspiring organizations in the world: WWF.

Mainly focussed on the subject 'humans in the natural world' he documented the daily life from Pontianak (Kalimantan Barat capital city) to the Kapuas Hulu district and amongst others participated in the Panda Click (Photovoice) project and local ecotourism logistics. An experience made possible by WWF Netherlands and WWF Indonesia.

'Heart of Borneo' has been published as a book and can be purchased via blurb.

 

About Jonne Seijdel

Jonne is s young entrepeneur who loves to be in nature. Who loves to do creative stuff. With a love for life. In a few words a: Thinker, Surfer, Traveller, Social Networker, WWF-er, Photographer, Designer, Human, Reptile Enthusiast and Happy Dreamer.

With several years of experience in advertising, interaction design, concept development, graphic design, and great passion for photography and film he is operating as a freelance designer for various agencys.

Have a look at Jonne's portfolio at www.code43.nl

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Borneo’s forests are under threat by the logging, palm oil and mining industries. The WWF’s Heart of Borneo project is crucial to the survival of Borneo’s endangered species including the orangutan, pygmy elephant, rhinoceros and clouded leopard; as well as the discovery of new species.

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Re: Heart of Borneo

I traveled through Borneo in '93 from the Mahakan to the Kapuas (across the Equator). I guess most of the primary rain forests have gone by now :-( It's sad, it's corrupt, it's a ecological and human disaster.

about 3 years ago

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