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Sumatra. It is the sixth largest island in the world (474 tys. km2) situated in the north-west part of the Malayan Archipelago. It stretches from the north of Java island for 1790 km. and in the middle of this distance it is divided by the equator. It is precisely this equatorial location combined with the yearlong precipitation and the dynamic volcanic activity that make this island a unique place not only to the nature enthusiasts but for all. Unfortunately this uniqueness, as in most regions in South East Asia, has been largely disturbed by mankind, what I have witnessed during my 5 months stay on the Island. The loss and degradation of natural habitats along with intensive poaching contributed to the extremely alarming decline of many species populations. For example the population of the iconic Sumatran rhinoceros has dropped from 300 to 80 individuals in just as little as 20 years. At exactly the same time Sumatra has lost 40-50% of its forest.
TYPE OF EXPEDITION: Next 10 month phase of MY PROJECT in S.E. Asia.
Indonesia spanning from one corner to another in a straight line measures about 5500km. It consist of about 17500 islands and 3 of them are one of the biggest on the planet. Its population reaches 275 million people. All this, places Indonesia just behind other giant countries like, USA.
TYPE OF EXPEDITION: Backpacking. Recognition and exploration of rain forest.
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