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An Interview About Orangutan Conservation and the Complexities of Palm Oil

Palm oil both a leading threat to orangutans and a key source of jobs in Sumatra by Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com An interview about orangutan conservation and the complexities of palm oil  by Rhett A. Butler with Panut Hadisiswoyo and David Dellatore of the Orangutan Information Centre and Helen Buckland of the Sumatran Orangutan Society. [...]

Palm Oil Boom Threatens the Last Orangutans

A famous British company, Jardines, is profiting as the lowland forest – which shelters the few remaining orangutans – is razed to make way for massive palm oil plantations, reports Kathy Marks in Tripa, Indonesia. Perched halfway up a tree near a bend in the Seumayan River, a young orangutan lounges on a branch, eating [...]

Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii)

Orangutans are the species of great ape along with gorillas, chimpanzees and Bonobos Orangutan becomes the only ape which remains in Asia while gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos can be found in Africa. There are now two accepted species of orangutan – the Sumatran Orangutan ( Pongo abelii) and the Bornean Orangutan ( Pongo pygmaeus). Orangutan [...]