Newcastle Herald
Monday, 4 December 2023

Report from Borneo | Neighbourly lesson in repairing habitats

By Tim Roberts
Updated July 2 2021 - 3:08am, first published December 31 2018 - 5:30am
Neighbourly lesson in repairing habitats
Neighbourly lesson in repairing habitats

With support from the New Colombo Plan (NCP) scheme, I took 10 University of Newcastle undergrads to Indonesian Borneo earlier this month. The NCP is a great innovation that sponsors Australian uni students to travel overseas and learn more of the culture of our neighbouring countries.  Fourteen days of intensive travel on this exotic island gave us insights into the alcohol-free Islamic culture, the indigenous Dayak culture and the business of forest reclamation and animal habitat loss. 

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