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Central Kalimantan

The indigenous Dayak tribes make up the majority of the population within Central Kalimantan.

The Wallace Line is a bio-geographic boundary separating Asian species in the west from Australasian species in the east.

The Heart of Borneo covers an area of forest 90% of the size of the United Kingdom.

Nearly 20,000 different species of flora and fauna are thought to exist in the forests of Central Kalimantan.

Borneo has been an important trade partner for Chinese, Indian and Javanese traders since the 1st century.

More than 70% of the species found on neighbouring Sulawesi are not found on Borneo.

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Flying at 13,000m - The Wallace Line

 

Flying at 1,000m - Kalimantan in the heart of Borneo

 

Flying at ground level - Tribes and migrants in Kalimantan

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