Dense rain forests and rare wildlife populations have long made the island of Borneo a haven for researchers, scientists and adventure travelers. Located between the South China and Java Seas, the island is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. Left, a forest in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The island is divided between Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

A rising demand for palm oil has resulted in the clearing of huge tracts of rain forest in Borneo, putting wildlife habitats at risk. Access roads and terraced fields in Sarawak.

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