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The Jungle of the Orang Rimba. In the jungle of centre Sumatra still remains a tribe formed by free men and women, living almost in the Stone Age, who face with fear their future. Illegal logging, natural resources shortage due to immigration, culture pollution by “more developed” ethnic groups....problems endured just from 60 years ago. Deep in the jungle, an abandoned temporary settlement for fruit´s gathering season. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba´s way of cut the wood longitudinally. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. View of an Orang Rimba hut surrounde by yam plantations. Still they live in a semi-nomadic way of life. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang Rimba family at their hut. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Rangers patrolling in Orang rimba tribe land in a river plenty of illegal logs. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. A patrol walks over a dry stream plenty of abandoned illegal logs. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Ranger introducing coordinates in a GPS. It´s a rudimentary dam used by illegal loggers to transport the logs with the strength of water.  Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Patrols meet a tribe member and his son collecting rattan in their way across the jungle. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Rangers arrive in an Orang Rimba´s family settlement during a rutine jungle´s patrol. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man in the jungle with the rattan he collected in the foreground. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba family at hut, Head of family pose proudly showing his shotgun. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba young mother come from harvest yams. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba young couple. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. “Orang Rimba” tribe kids in a hospital of a village near their settlement in the jungle. The doctor, while treating them for free when they are sick, often loses patience because they don’t follow his basic hygienic advice, which ultimately leads to difficulty in overcoming mutual distrust. Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba boys. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba child at hut, shotgun at foreground. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba kids at their home. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba boy smoking. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba boys at the river plenty of abandoned illegal logs. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man in a stream of the jungle. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man going up a tree to gather the honey. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man in the jungle climbing a tree to gather fruits. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man in the jungle collecting rattan. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man in the jungle preparing a trap for river rat. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man in the jungle preparing a trap for bird. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang rimba man in the jungle looking for a prey. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. Orang Rimba´s lunch at the jungle: Water rat with yams. Jungle Area of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. The reception office of Bukit Duabelas National Park. Jambi province. Sumatra. Indonesia. A joyous young guy from the “Orang Rimba” tribe. Some members of this tribe have established settlements next to  the villages of common inhabitants of Sumatra, converting to Islam, tired of a hard life in the jungle, shamed by other ethnic groups who are