Saving Borneo/Kalimantan Island!!!

Update posted by Andre Vltchek On Jan 09, 2018

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Update posted by Andre Vltchek On Jan 09, 2018

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Update posted by Andre Vltchek On Jan 09, 2018

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Update posted by Andre Vltchek On Jan 09, 2018

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Update posted by Andre Vltchek On Jan 08, 2018

Dear friends and comrades,

Happy New Year to you and to your loved ones. Best wishes for the year ahead.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of my struggle to save Borneo/Kaminantan. What I am doing is perhaps Quijotic, but I simply cannot stop, anymore!

I have already gone to ilm there twice, and what I am discovering is of gigantic, monumental proportions. Mighty rivers polluted with mercury while people still drinking water from them. The entire island has been robbed of its primary forest, as palm oil plantations are now covering increasing percentage of its surface. Mountains are flattened by multinational mining conglomerates. Hundreds of species already disappeared. Legendary orang utang is becoming instinct. Female orang utans are hunted down, shaved and then used by the miners and loggers as sexual slaves. Average people get almost no benefits from this tragedy. They get paid pittance for their labor, but no compensation for the destruction of the island.

The situation at the Indonesian side of the island is totally desperate, much worse than on Malaysian territory, and the territory of Brunei.

We are talking about Borneo, the biggest island on Asian continent, the second biggest (after Greenland) on our Planet Earth. Like Amazonia, it used to be one of the lungs of our world. Now it is burning, releasing toxic smoke and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

I am filming alone, as I do in Afghanistan, which is suffering from yet another, although totally different tragedy. I have no technical support. I film, record the sound, all by myself. I don’t know how I am going to finish that work. But I know that I have to, somehow... it is my obligation to report on that tragedy.

Several months ago I asked for 20.000 dollars, an amount that would cover at least some absolutely basic expenses of the first two visits. It was more or less a “symbolic amount”. I hoped for more... At the end, I managed to raise little over 1.200 dollars.

I am not good at fundraising. I only know how to work, day and night; how to fight. And the topic,

I suppose, is making many individuals and especially companies, extremely uncomfortable.

I understand, and I am actually very grateful for any help that my readers and followers are providing!

This is my short update, and my thanks to you! I will tell you more, soon, right after my next trip journey to Borneo, which is planned for February this year.

In my new updates I will share some visuals to show how the island used to, how devastated it looks now, and how I am working to save Borneo/Kalimantan.

Thank you all once again.

Warm regards,

Andre Vltchek

website: andrevltchek.weebly.com

twitter: @andrevltchek




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Update posted by Andre Vltchek On Aug 15, 2017

Thank you all for your contribution and support!

In September, I will be traveling to Borneo for scouting and first collection of footage. I will keep everyone posted.

Best regards,

Andre Vltchek

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Merci pour votre volonté, thanks for your willingness

Monique Hussin

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Hope you manage to wake up the sheep.

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Andre, Wish we could give you more. Will try to when we can. Your articles keep us inspired, but it's going to be a long, hard slog to a better future.

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Fight on, Andre!

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