The orangutans are the two exclusively Asian species of extant great apes.
Native to Indonesia ... Field studies of the apes were pioneered by primatologist
Birutė Galdikas. Both orangutan spec...
As forest dwelling primates, orangutans are entirely dependent on the forest for
their survival. Unfortunately, Indonesia and Malaysia have some of the highest ...
Can you think of some steps logging companies could take to help orangutans
and other threatened and endangered species survive, while continuing to log?
Loss of rainforest is a main reason why orangutans are endangered. Loggers,
farmers, poachers and pet dealers have all caused the apes to decline.
Conservation of threatened animals and endangered species. ... So by
conserving the orangutan's habitat, we're also benefiting local communities and
Protect endangered species, including the orangutan, at World Wildlife Fund.
Learn about the ways WWF works to conserve a future where people live in ...
Orangutan means a "forest person". The forests where orangutans live have
been made into farms. There were severe forest fires, which has made
At this rate of loss, many experts believe orangutans could be extinct in the wild
in ... by many other endangered species, such as tigers, elephants and rhinos.
Finally, orangutans are occasionally hunted and eaten by some of the ...
Currently, the IUNC has classified the Bornean orangutan as Endangered and
The future for orangutans is certainly one that is in trouble. In the past decade the
number of them in the wild has dropped by 50%.