Hi folks! I’m Shady Ramzy a wildlife photographer focusing on conservation issues.
During my photography project in Borneo, I’ve given a special attention to the future generations of the rainforest. As in this theme, I display images of monkeys, apes and humans “children” in a try to bring the world’s attention & sympathy towards what really happens in Borneo.
For the last 60 years, Borneo has been suffering from enormous deforestation mainly due to Oil Palm Plantation and Logging, which leads to huge decline in species numbers and extinction to many of them, it also causes loss of tourism, air/water pollution and considered as a major driver of climate change.
So, obviously cutting down or burning the rainforest doesn’t help future generations in any way. In contrast, protecting the remaining forest-lands wouldn’t only save wildlife & prevent extinction, but would also provide employment in tourism for local communities, secure a clean environment for healthy generations and reduce climate change.
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Boys from Orang Sungai community swing over the river of Kinabatangan.
Orangutan..Orangutan, we all know the name of this intelligent creature, but why he was given this name !! Well, he was firstly called ‘Orang-utan’ by the indigenous Indonesian and Malaysian communities, which in their language means (Man of The Forest), as they used to think it’s just a normal human who decided to live in the forest and eat from the trees to avoid hard life, commitments and slavery.
Sadly, the population of this lovable species declined by more than 60% between 1950 and 2010. And on July 8, 2016 IUCN announced that Pongo Pygmaeus (Bornean Orangutan) is now Critically Endangered species.
The major reasons behind that rapid decline are deforestation and hunting.
What amazing about Orangutan babies is that they are more mature than Human babies, they actually can remember what Humans cannot at this age.
An Orang Sungai Girl
Orang Sungai are indigenous people who are native to Sabah and live only along the rivers. The population of this community is estimated to be less than 1400, and their mother tongue (Abai Sungai) is classified as an Endangered Language with less than 500 speaking it.
Infant Long-tailed Macaque holds tightly to his mother in Kinabatangan.
During my time in Sukau village, I used to pass by a family house in which there were 11 beautiful friendly siblings.
I stopped by several times and although we couldn’t understand each other, we became friends and did have much fun.
Family Time For Sunda Pig-tailed Macaques
Time To Show Some Takraw Football Skills !
These talented young footballers used to be my neighbors for over a month.
Proboscis Monkey (Endangered Species)
It takes the mother about 160 days to give birth to a new monkey with a black fur all over its body. The fur will start changing after 3 to 4 months.
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