Tag: orangutans and palm oil plantations

tiger conservation and habitat conservation

Plantations Kill Endangered Species By Melati Kaye, Scientific American and Mongabay I have been hiking through a oil palm plantation in Borneo for hours but have yet to see a single oil palm. Instead, mahogany and other native tree species tower overhead. Mushrooms, flowers and huge pitcher plants line my trail, uniquely adapted to the island’s […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Relocating Orangutans Might Save Species Orangutan populations and their habitat on Borneo and Sumatra have been decimated over the past few decades. It’s predicted to get worse. Due to deliberate deforestation and poaching, there are likely fewer than 50,000 orangutans left on these two islands combined. That number is dropping fast. Saving them from the threats […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Vanishing Habitat An Ongoing Threat Meet the star students of orangutan school — the unique rehab center where orphaned apes are taught how to climb trees and survive in the wild without their mom and dad. Having had a rough start in life these adorable orangutans are attending special classes at a school in West […]

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