Wetlands of International Importance: Indonesia, Berbak Park (file 2)


In completing his master's studies in 2000, Asril conducted field research at the Berbak Park Ramsar site in Indonesia on behalf of the government's Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology. Berbak, one of the world's best known expanses of wetland, located in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, had been hard hit by the fires of 1997, and Asril's task was conduct field measurements on the extent of recovery.

Here are some more of his photos taken in the course of his studies.

Some more land clearance along the Berbak river.

And some of the results.

Asril's party in the Melaka river.

Natural forest in the process of destruction by illegal logging.

Between the fires and the loggers, some more devastation.

The illegal loggers themselves, displeased at being photographed. Asril plans to be elsewhere now.

The long-tailed monkey Macaca fascicularis, observing illegal loggers.

The sea eagle on the shores of Berbak.

The Airhitamlaut river expedition cut off by invasive weeds.

An illegal logger heading off to market.

Asril having a good look round for crocodiles and other wonders of the wilderness.

Asril gets ready for lunch.

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