I once discovered my own ‘Garden of Eden’; Robin Hanbury-Tenison; INews

Malaysia – Gunung Mulu National Park

Explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison recalls in his new book how he discovered a network of caves in Borneo’s Gunung Mulu National Park – a magnificent place where humans had never before set foot.

I once found a Garden of Eden. The world is full of little Edens, if you just take the trouble to look for them, but many have been destroyed through man’s greed and ignorance. Sometimes it feels as though the whole planet has been so polluted and ravaged that there are no Edens left, but they are there to be found by those who step off the beaten track, and some are protected in national parks and by their inaccessibility.

So it was with mine. The scientific expedition I was in charge of was to the newly gazetted and almost completely unexplored Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo.

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