Orangutan News: Towards Extinction, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutans

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 15 February 2018


Orangutan News
Towards Extinction
Corporate Growth the Engine of Death of Nature

A Global Retreat

In 16 years, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutans,
Cell Press, February 15, 2018.

"...half of the orangutans living on the island of Borneo were lost as a result of changes in land cover."

"...more than 100,000 of the island's orangutans disappeared between 1999 and 2015."

"...driven by the demand for logging, oil palm, mining, paper, and associated deforestation."

"...hunting and other direct conflicts between orangutans and people remain a major threat to the species."

Classic Statement

"Orangutans are flexible and can survive to some extent in a mosaic of forests, plantations, and logged forest, but only when they are not killed."








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