Essays Tagged: "Sumatra"


s Orangutan literally means 'Person of the Forest'. Orangutans are found in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo. They are the most arboreal of the great apes and move amongst the safety of the ... oot.There is a scattered population of orangutan in Indonesian Borneo, Malaysia Borneo and northern Sumatra. The different habitats have isolated the orangutan reproductively and geographically from o ...

(8 pages) 118 0 4.1 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Orangutan rehabilitation in Sumatra

The Sumatran orangutans live in northern Sumatra, in the Mt. Leuser national Park. A special orangutan r ... unung Leuser National Park is the center handling orangutans' rehabilitation and relocation work in Sumatra. It was established in 1973 by two Swiss zoologists with funding from by the Frankfurt Zoolo ... came major tourist attraction in the area. However, this has led to problems for rehabilitation.The Sumatran orangutans has recently been placed on the "Critically Endangered" list of the Convention o ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Concequences of poor miliary policy at Aceh

roops were sent to Indonesia. Expansion of Dutch interests in the area caused them to invade nearby Sumatra with those troops, and on the tip of that same island, there were a people called the Acehan ... as taken, and the country placed under Dutch rule. The Dutch had planned on a quick victory like in Sumatra, and expected no resistance from Sumatra's small neighbor whose total population made up les ...

(3 pages) 29 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

What Causes a Tsunami.

At the close of the year 2004, at 7 a.m. on Dec.26, a megathrust quake 160 miles off the Sumatra coast sent 500-mph tsunamis out into the Indian Ocean. The waves hit the Sumatra province of ... Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia which was the hardest hit. The first coast to get hit was Sumatra which was hit in only 30 minutes without warning. The largest Tsunami ever recorded was in L ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Devastation Overseas: The Tsunami in SouthEast Asia:

On December 26th, Indonesia, Sumatra Island, and the surrounding land were devastated by a giant tidal wave that hit them. I can ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

A journal entry on 5 different issues all to do with pollution/animal endangerment recieved 89% in May 10th/2005

yanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and southwards to the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Sumatra and Java. Now the main surviving population is on the Ujung Kulon Peninsula, which forms the ...

(2 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


the most active volcanoes on Earth in the 20th century, is located between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia. Located in the most active volcanic country in the world, ... r, that was not the only loss. 36,000 people died as a result of the tsunami waves that pounded the Sumatran and Java coasts. The eruption produced an eruption column of more than 80,000 feet, scatter ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The Effects of the 2004 Tsunami.

, 1). Causing thousands to be killed and displaced from their homes, the devastation stretched from Sumatra to Somalia. This has been the greatest natural disaster of our time, killing more than 300,0 ... sts of over 36 countries died. Maldives, whole islands have been damaged. Malaysia was protected by Sumatra so the impact was reduced although people were swiped of the shore. Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanza ...

(5 pages) 61 0 3.8 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Newspaper article: What Is It Like To Live In One Of The World's "Hot Spots" ?

to everyone. The epicenter of the earthquake was nearest to Aceh, a populated city in the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The giant tsunami that followed was described as a nightmare come true. It liter ... hat is so close to where I live. The experience had the people of Indonesia grieving, the people of Sumatra very jittery; and as quoted in the Jakarta Post,Just imagine... One child points to a dark c ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Srivijaya- The Kingdom of Trade

ss the world, Srivijaya still managed to stay a prominent figure for 11 centuries. Covering most of Sumatra and Java, Srivijaya was also influenced by its group of neighbouring countries and trading p ... 000 troops into Palembang, Jambi, and Bengkulu from Minanga Tamwan (located on the western front of Sumatra). Although commonly referred to as Indonesia's first discovered state ("A political entity w ...

(4 pages) 12 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


as the nurse holds her over the churning river, ready to drown her, and on the Indonesian island of Sumatra a baby girl is decorated with shells and proudly paraded around the village, while a baby bo ...

(10 pages) 28 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Surfing is supposed to be para

their needs are the Mentawai Islands, an island chain ninety miles west of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. This area in the past five years has received a rash of media exposure which has abruptly r ... who has the right to surf these islands. One man, Rick Cameron, has gone so far as to sway Western Sumatran officials into granting his company exclusive right to surf spots on these islands. These s ...

(5 pages) 667 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis