Dr Setia Budhi is a senior lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology at Universitas Lambung Mangkurat. He is an indigenous advocate, forest conservationist and a research specialist in Dayak ethnography in South, Central and East Kalimantan. He completed his PhD in 2010 at UKM Malaysia under the supervision of Prof. Awang Hasmadi Awang Moeis and Prof. Aishah Bt Mohamed. He now serves as Head of the Sociology Department and a member of the Indonesian Anthropology Association of South Kalimantan-Indonesia.
His research relates to the Dayak people and impact of socio-cultural changes, exploitation of natural resources and modernisation on their lives. In particular, he investigates how the depletion of the forest affects the availability of food sources for Indigenous Dayak peoples.
Bornean White-bearded Gibbon Hylobates albibarbis Endangered Indonesia (Kalimantan) The Bornean White-bearded Gibbon belongs to the genus Hylobates. The word Hylobates means ‘Forest Walker’ in Greek. The gibbons in this genus are known for the white circle of fur around their faces. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates.Continue reading “Bornean White-bearded Gibbon Hylobates albibarbis”
Abbott’s Gray Gibbon Hylobates abbotti Endangered Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak) The Abbott’s Gray Gibbon belongs to the genus Hylobates. The word Hylobates means ‘Forest Walker’ in Greek. The gibbons in this genus are known for the white circle of fur around their faces. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory orContinue reading “Abbott’s Gray Gibbon Hylobates abbotti”
Northern Gray Gibbons form close familial bonds and monogamous pairs they are #endangered in #Brunei #Indonesia and #Malaysia due to #deforestation illegal hunting and the #pettrade. Support their survival #Boycott4Wildlife
Bornean Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron schleiermacheri Endangered Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Borneo) The ecological needs of the Bornean Peacock-pheasant are poorly understood. Analyses using geographical information systems (GIS) indicate that they live in the lowland plain and lowland dipterocarp forest on moderately fertile soils, probably avoiding wetter substrates in swamp-forest or near water-bodies. A recent study further confirmedContinue reading “Bornean Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron schleiermacheri”
Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus Endangered Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Sumatera, Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah); Thailand The Smoky Flying Squirrel lives in tree hollows in tall, undisturbed lowland primary forest (below 3,000 m asl), but they also rely on exposed nests. They are less common at higher elevations but a few populations have been foundContinue reading “Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus”
Known for their pronounced long noses, Proboscis Monkeys are gentle and shy tree-dwelling creatures found in the riparian and riverine forests of magroves and swamps in Malaysia and Indonesia on the island of Borneo. They are now endangered and threatened on all sides by the relentless growth of palm oil, timber and mining deforestation across their range. Help them every time you shop and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife
Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas Critically Endangered Brunei; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak) The Bornean Banded Langur is found in swamp and lowland forests, as well as mangrove. The average size of groups is around 3-7 individuals (J. Hon pers. Comm). This species of Langur is listed as Critically Endangered as it is only known fromContinue reading “Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas”
Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis Critically Endangered The painted terrapin, painted batagur, or saw-jawed turtle (Batagur borneoensis) is a species of turtle found in the rainforests of Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra and Kalimantan), Malaysia, and Thailand. Harvesting by fishermen to eat, poaching to meet pet and food demand, habitat loss due to land conversion to palm oil,Continue reading “Painted Terrapin Batagur borneoensis”