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Earth's Tropical Islands: Borneo
Borneo
Episode 2  |  BBC Earth  |  August 29, 2020

Three iconic islands. Contained ecosystems, cut off from the mainland. For their wildlife and human castaways, islands seem like sanctuaries. But there's a price to pay for living in paradise. Four in five of all global extinctions have happened on islands. In a rapidly changing world, they reflect the health of the planet. Islands explores the wildlife, history and culture of these unique habitats. This episode is about Borneo, a lost world, cut off from a vast mainland by rising sea levels. Swimming monkeys, giant orange apes and swarms of jellyfish trapped in jungle lakes. Isolated from the world, only the most tenacious island inhabitants can survive here.

Three iconic islands. Contained ecosystems, cut off from the mainland. For their wildlife and human castaways, islands seem like sanctuaries. But there's a price to pay for living in paradise. Four in five of all global extinctions have happened on islands. In a rapidly changing world, they reflect the health of the planet. Islands explores the wildlife, history and culture of these unique habitats. This episode is about Borneo, a lost world, cut off from a vast mainland by rising sea levels. Swimming monkeys, giant orange apes and swarms of jellyfish trapped in jungle lakes. Isolated from the world, only the most tenacious island inhabitants can survive here.

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