CIFOR Forest Asia Photo Competition

My Precious Collection

My Precious Collection

Location: Bulungan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Dayak Punan family show their The Great Argus (Argusianus argus) feather collection. Special snare was used by this Dayak family to catch this cryptic pheasant species which famously spectacular, always heard, and seldom seen. As one of a local tribe in East Kalimantan, Dayak Punan still practices hunting and gathering also sometimes slash-and-burn farming. The pheasant presence itself is highly threatened by hunting and forest degradation where most forest in Kalimantan has been converted into oil palm plantation, human settlement, mining area, and agriculture land.

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