There are still
large regions of virgin rain forest on Borneo, the world's third-largest island
- the perfect habitat for Orang-Utans and Sun Bears, Long-Nosed Monkeys and
Pygmy Elephants. The WWF project Heart of Borneo aims to secure the habitat for
these rare and endangered species - in the face of grave threats and problems.
Also available in 2 x 43'
The pygmy elephants of Borneo spend
their days hiding in the dense jungles, seeking shelter from the tropical sun
and heat. The largest variety of nourishment can be found under the green
tropical canopy as well. However, their daily wanderings in search of fresh
greens are increasingly interrupted - by giant palm oil plantations, which are
growing daily as Borneo's rain forest shrinks by the size of 4,000 football
fields every day.
An adult Orang-Utan requires five square kilometres of habitat to survive, an area that is being destroyed every few hours on Borneo. Small wonder the Orang-Utan population is shrinking at an equally dramatic pace: Only approx. 50,000 animals now remain. Every year, around 1,000 perish due to the encroachment of mankind on their jungle home.
|Original Title||Das Herz von Borneo|
MDR for ARTE
|Year Of Production||2010|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV], English [DUB]|
Cast & Crew
Cornelia Volk and Frank Eckert