Human–sun bear conflicts in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

  title={Human–sun bear conflicts in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo},
  author={Gabriella Fredriksson},
Abstract Interviews with farmers (1998–2000) in 5 communities along the edge of the Sungai Wain Protection Forest, East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, indicated that crop damage caused by sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) was higher than normal following the 1997–98 El Niño Southern Oscillation Event. Widespread drought and forest fires reduced habitat and fruit availability for sun bears on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. The main source of antagonism toward bears resulted from the damage… 

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