Nature and Biodiversity

These scientists are listening to the Borneo rainforest to protect biodiversity

Boats travel by a shallow transportation canal cut through a cleared peat swamp-like forest in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on Borneo island November 14, 2010. Rainforests cover 60 percent of Indonesia, and yet the country is one of the world's leading emitters of the  greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. The reason is that Indonesia also has one of the planet's fastest rates of  deforestation. Picture taken November 14, 2010.To match Special Report CLIMATE DEFORESTATION/INDONESIA   REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - GM1E6C31GFO01

The Borneo rainforest is home to 221 species of land-living mammals and 420 species of birds. Image: REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

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