In Central Kalimantan, schoolchildren are missing classes, farmers are losing their harvests, and orangutans are losing their homes.
The effects of the fires and smoke – among the worst seen in Southeast Asia in years – are far-reaching and devastating.
During a trip to Palangka Raya in Central Kalimantan in mid-October 2015, scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and their partners saw and documented just some of the ways that communities, wildlife, the environment and the economy are being affected.
For the full album, visit our Flickr page: Fire and Haze, Central Kalimantan.
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