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In Orangutan Parenting, the Kids Can Get Their Own Dinner (17.12.2021)
Report: Orangutans and their habitat in Indonesia need full protection now (19.11.2021)
Protecting all remaining orangutans and their forest habitat in Indonesia will provide a bastion for the survival of Asia’s only great ape, wildlife experts say in a new investigative report.
Hydroelectric project in Sumatra risks extinction of world’s rarest orangutan (06.09.2021)
As well as threatening the home of the critically endangered Tapanuli orangutan, environmentalists say the Batang Toru hydropower plant in Indonesia jeopardises the livelihoods of 130,000 people and increases the risk of landslides
Can a new way to measure tropical rainforest vulnerability help save them? (23.07.2021)
Rainforests across the tropics, from Indonesia to Central America and from Madagascar to the jungles around the Mekong River, are being cut or burned—to make way for ranches, farms, and palm oil plantations, to be logged for wood or cleared for roads and other human development. Across the globe, up to 20 percent of tropical rainforests has been cleared just since the 1990s, while another 10 percent has been damaged as climate change brings higher temperatures, longer dry seasons, and more frequent droughts.
Deforestation of orangutan habitat feeds global palm oil demand, report shows (24.06.2021)
A major palm oil company supplying to global brands like Nestlé and PepsiCo continues to source the raw commodity from plantations responsible for deforesting prime orangutan habitat in Sumatra, according to a recent investigation.