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Site Name : Bintulu

State Name : Sarawak

Photographer : PHILLIPPS, Quentin

Date : 0000-00-00

Notes : A poor quality aerial photo which nevertheless clearly shows the difference between the pristine forest of Similajau Park along the central Sarawak coast separated by the Miri-Bintulu Road from a recently planted oil palm plantation. This land was previously gazetted as forest reserve and the conversion to oil palm means a disaster for the bird life of Similajau as Similajau on its own (9,000 ha) is not large enough on its own to support the full range of Bornean lowland forest birds such as hornbills. The forest reserve previously acted as a resivoir and refuge for these large birds