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

Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211028006285/en/Indonesia-President-Urged-to-Take-Immediate-Action-to-Protect-All-Remaining-Orangutans-and-Their-Habitat-Following-Extensive-Population-Decline/?feedref=JjAwJuNHiystnCoBq_hl-X2BgZ-vGn4dO0OtHrHlsBouWxj09bKgFPs8Ri9iZvJhWJT50v2g3Ei-19qH0fyPszGrim8IhAkVNXbaI1AGppOzkqEXpa07kut2m9xviGvGbQQtmzdfgYBqoK3SS-VE4Q==

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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