Kalimantan: Tanjung Puting in Photos | Tanjung Puting dalam Gambar

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I know It’s been too long uploading Tanjung Puting photos but anyhow I am uploading it now! The real forest always bring me back to reality. Following here are my favourite photos during Tanjung Puting trip last May. Enjoy!Continue reading “Kalimantan: Tanjung Puting in Photos | Tanjung Puting dalam Gambar”

Kalimantan: Berjalan Bersama Orangutan di Tanjung Puting

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Mengapa bepergian ke alam padahal sudah bekerja di alam?

Pertanyaan tersebut sering diajukan orang-orang ketika saya sedang liburan. Saya harus jujur dengan berprofesi sebagai konsultan lingkungan memungkinkan untuk bepergian ke berbagai tempat yang mungkin berlum pernah dikunjungi orang lain dan membuat iri. Walaupun demikian, di balik gemerlap semuanya itu saya selalu merindukan waktu bersantai di tempat wisata seperti kebanyakan orang normal. Kembali berhubungan dengan alam adalah salah satu opsi pertama saya dalam melakukan perjalanan diri sendiri. Gunung, air terjun, dan pantai selalu menjadi minat saya untuk melakukan detoks akan pikiran yang kusut dan membersihkan jiwa. Alternatif lainnya adalah dengan mengunjungi taman nasional yang memenuhi minat saya terhadap alam dan sains. Continue reading “Kalimantan: Berjalan Bersama Orangutan di Tanjung Puting”

Target Konservasi untuk Menjaga Hotspot Keanekaragaman Hayati terhadap Perubahan Iklim dan Tutupan Lahan

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Beberapa waktu lalu telah terbit artikel ilmiah yang berjudul

“Targeted Conservation to Safeguard a Biodiversity Hotspot from Climate and Land-Cover Change” yang dipublikasikan dalam Current Biology, Volume 25, Issue 3, p372–378, 2 February 2015 (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2814%2901565-6).

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Struebig et al. menunjukkan dampak yang disebabkan perubahan tutupan lahan dan iklim di masa mendatang bisa saja terjadi pada mamalia Borneo, dimana hampir dua kali lipat spesies akan terkena dampak bila dibandingkan di masa kini. Mitigasi diperlukan dalam usaha peningkatan konservasi di non-kawasan lindung. Analisis spasial dapat mengidentifikasi kawasan dataran tinggi dimana kemitraan konservasi kehutanan kemungkinan paling efektif.Continue reading “Target Konservasi untuk Menjaga Hotspot Keanekaragaman Hayati terhadap Perubahan Iklim dan Tutupan Lahan”

Borneo: The Mushroom of Kalimantan | Jejamuran Kalimantan

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I love taking mushroom pictures! They are awesome macro objects like bats with various colour, shape, size and diversity :). I did not realised I have taken many pictures of them since last year in Kalimantan. Maybe the results not even close to Taylor Lockwood professional photos, my mushroom photo mentor, but for now I just love seeing them on my screen.

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Borneo: West Kalimantan from Above | Kalimantan Barat dari Atas

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I am playing with my camera, Fujifilm X10 since they have updated new firmware. I am glad bought this camera 2 years ago and the photo colour produced is always very beautiful. Tested it out using advanced filter (partial colour blue) for the sky and clouds (not a big fan filtered photos honestly) and the landscape also watershed looks AMAZING!

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Borneo: A Glance of West Kalimantan | Sekilas Kalimantan Barat

I know it’s been ages ago since I posted pictures about fieldwork. Last time probably about my preference and friends on field clothes. We just went survey to Kapuas Hulu last month and on our way back home we traveled through Putussibau and Pontianak. Here below are some photos selection during the trip. Photo above is a peat lake in Kapuas Hulu, an area in the middle of Danau Sentarum National Park and Betung Kerihun National Park. Look at the mirror reflection from the water lake! Black water made it fantastically beautiful and eerie in the same time. Most pictures below here are from my Galaxy Note. I love it since BW mode give more strength to the most photos even more than coloured one.

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Footprints in Wahau | Jejak di Wahau

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So once again after 3 weeks I visited Wahau again. This time again to locate any animal sightings on smallholders oil palm plantation area. Interestingly we found many foot prints from cats, and also macaques like pictures above.Continue reading “Footprints in Wahau | Jejak di Wahau”

My Fieldwork Style | Gaya Lapanganku

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Either you are a biologist like me or geologist or whateva! You definitely need to have style anywhere you go. Seems absurd??? OK boys and girls let’s define our style!

Apapun profesimu, ahli biologi seperti gue, ahli geologi atau apapun yang berhubungan kegiatan lapangan! Kamu perlu bergaya kemana pun kamu pergi. Absurd ya?? OK mari kita definisikan gaya lapangan kita!

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Borneo: Earth People

A very good example to see the world is meeting them exactly on its own original place. I am here in Kalimantan with the whole natural destruction.Here I am once again see how human torture mother earth. I also see right people and wrong people in this isolated island. But this land seems never sleep with its beauty although destruction surrounds them. There is nothing I can do about it to stop it but I still can reduce the destruction impact and also help people who get the direct impact and depend on its forest.

Maybe it is a job for most conservationists nowadays. Minimising the forest destruction could be the best way nowadays since we cannot evade the destruction around the world.

People in the city sometimes cannot see the whole thing that destruction is really happen here in the world of Borneo. People in the villages also maybe cannot understand why people in the city take down their forest. Dayak Punan, the local tribes here, who I met before really depend on the forest with hunting and maybe planting rice later on. If some people are blaming others because destroying the forest. Why people also cannot blame people with converting land into houses? There is no more land for man to live except vertical area that is why apartment maybe the best solution ever be.

No more water if no more forest. Even no more rain because no rain drops.