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Swimming with whale sharks


Whale shark tourism in a growing industry in the Philippines, attracting thousands of visitors and generating millions of dollars in income every year. But environmentalists say excessive interaction with humans and the practice of feeding the whale sharks are harming the endangered species. Barnaby Lo traveled to Oslob and Donsol, two coastal towns with different ways of giving people close encounters with the gentle giants of the sea.

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Swimming with whale sharks


Whale shark tourism in a growing industry in the Philippines, attracting thousands of visitors and generating millions of dollars in income every year. But environmentalists say excessive interaction with humans and the practice of feeding the whale sharks are harming the endangered species. Barnaby Lo traveled to Oslob and Donsol, two coastal towns with different ways of giving people close encounters with the gentle giants of the sea.

 

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whale shark tourism in the philippines CREDITS

CORRESPONDENT/WRITER: BARNABY LO

CINEMATOGRAPHY/PRODUCERS: PETER CARNEY, GERALDINE CARNEY

MUSIC: PEACH ABUBAKAR

EDITING: GERALDINE CARNEY

 

 

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Saving the 'persons of the forest'


Their name literally means person of the forest. Yet in Indonesia, orangutans have lost their homes to deforestation over the years and many have fallen prey to poachers. Faced with this problem, a nonprofit group in has been rescuing orangutans and giving them refuge before releasing them into the wild. Silkina Ahluwalia visited East Kalimantan on Borneo island, where rescued orangutans are having a new lease on life.

Saving the 'persons of the forest'


Their name literally means person of the forest. Yet in Indonesia, orangutans have lost their homes to deforestation over the years and many have fallen prey to poachers. Faced with this problem, a nonprofit group in has been rescuing orangutans and giving them refuge before releasing them into the wild. Silkina Ahluwalia visited East Kalimantan on Borneo island, where rescued orangutans are having a new lease on life.

 

Watch the story below:

 

saving indonesia's orangutans CREDITS

 

Cameraman and editor: Fakhrur Rozi.

Fixer/Producer: Silkina Ahluwalia