13 April 2009

The ends of the earth

At the heart of a 2-million-acre forest area situated in the rugged Sangkulirang limestone mountains in East Kalimantan Province, a survey reveals 219 orangutan nests. It is quite likely, says Erik Meiyaard, that this area has a population of several hundred orangutans, and possibly more than a thousand.

About 50,000 orangutans may remain in the wild, says the BBC report.

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Thank you for mentioning this truly wonderful orangutan news on your blog!

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