Birder's Guide

MAY 2017

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26 Birder's Guide to Conservation & Community | May 2017 Borneo's Deramakot Forest Reserve even a pangolin. Everywhere we go, we find hopeful signs that Deramakot is accomplishing its goals as a successful multi-use forest. This is not the only evidence, how- ever, that sustainably-managed forests can cater to economic, environmental, and social needs. Aerial surveys con- ducted throughout Sabah have found Deramakot to have denser populations than Danum, which shows that a well- managed multi-use forest can be at least as valuable as a primary forest reserve; ongoing research at the reserve provides support for the payoff of its manage - ment practices; there, rare mammals can n Left: Small forest kingfishers, such as Oriental Dwarf-Kingfisher, are readily found at Deramakot. Photo © Jay Packer n Below: Deramakot is a sanctuary for much of Borneo's charismatic wildlife, including these Bornean pygmy elephants. Photo © Jay Packer

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