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Took 7am bus to Sungai/Sukau and B&B...

Lots of travelers and fellow working on RiLeaf Project, Rene' de Vlieger, Dutch student working on his Phd. was very informative and anxious to share his ideas and what he has learned during the 10 weeks he'd been working here. Project is sponsored by WWF and financed by Nestle.

Others here: Fellow from Tajikistan/Kazakhstan now in Dresden, Germany since 1989; a couple from Germany and another from Holland - she is Polish, he works for Shell. six others are volunteers working on the RiLeaf Project.

While we were here we went on 3 river trips - afternoon, early morning, and night time - best was afternoon and early morning. We saw a herd of pigmy elephants (incl 2 babies), great many proboscis monkeys, 2 types of horn bills, 3 types of kingfishers, 2 crocodiles, indigenous frog, owl, snake, numerous macaques, a black squirrel, and a snake head egret - all photos lost!

Folks here were very nice, even arranging our transport to Sepilok. It was perhaps my most enjoyable time in Borneo, even though I knew the only reason so much wildlife exists here is because the oil palm growers must, by law, leave 150 meters of 'untouched' land along both sides of the river! However, according to Rene', the fellow doing the 12 weeks project with RiLeaf, encroachment is evident everywhere - probably because the government has no personnel assigned to enforce it and even if they did, it would be nearly impossible to oversee such a huge area.

Nestle RiLeaf Project News Report

Videos About Kinabatangan River

Press Release About Start of RiLeaf Project

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