Indonesia President Urged to Take Immediate Action to Protect All Remaining Orangutans and Their Habitat Following Extensive Population Decline

October 29, 2021 1:01 am


WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indonesia’s president must act now to prevent the irreversible decline of Asia’s only great ape, warns a new report by the Washington, DC-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). EIA’s report reveals that Indonesia’s orangutan population is on a steady march to extinction due to a combination of habitat loss, illegal killings, and wildfires. In just four years, from 2016-2019, more than 1.825 million acres of intact orangutan forest was deforested according t

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