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Eco-warrior set to make doco

Kodi Twiner is preparing for her trip to Borneo’s rainforests.
Kodi Twiner is preparing for her trip to Borneo’s rainforests. Kerry Thomas

BORNEO. Described by Kodi Twiner it is the "lungs of the world".

In less than a month she will be flying there to film a 3D documentary about deforestation, called The Rise of the Eco-Warrior.

She is the only woman in Australia going and will be with 16 other eco-warriors, from all over the world, educating students about the deforestation in Borneo and the plight of the orangutan.

"That journey will be the documentary. Borneo's rainforests are being destroyed for palm oil plantations," she said.

Kodi has a one-way ticket booked and needs to raise enough money to cover her costs on the ground.

"Even the smallest donation makes a difference."

Her last trip to Borneo saw her rescue a baby orangutan named JoJo, which was being kept in a cage and fed coffee and sweets.

It had no home after it had been cleared for palm oil.

Kodi said villagers had kept it in the cage because they didn't know better.

She said education was an important issue to address.

"We bonded with her (JoJo). You would sit by her cage and she would reach out and grab your hand," she said.

"It was like looking into the eyes of your brother.

"I'm fundraising money so I can get to Borneo, well I'm going, and the flight is booked.

"I need to reach $5000 for travel and educational costs on the ground. Most people are being very supportive of it."

So far Kodi has raised nearly $1000; she has a month to raise the remaining $4000.

She will be flying out of Australia on March 18 and filming begins the next day.

 

Help Kodi get to Borneo

  • Donate to help Kodi, go to everydayhero.com.au/koditwiner
  • She needs another $4000 to pay for her costs on the ground
  • Project Borneo: 3D, Deforest Action.com and TakingITGlobal - a global collaborative project to halt the destruction of rainforests, create a permanent home for orangutans, and save the planet
  • She will spend 100 days in Borneo

Topics:  borneo documentary



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