Both orangutan species are considered to be endangered, with the Sumatran
orangutan being critically endangered. Human activities have caused severe ...
The orangutan's forest habitat is being cleared for agriculture. Oil palm
plantations are taking over more and more of the landscape. One plantation can
As forest dwelling primates, orangutans are entirely dependent on the forest for
their survival. Unfortunately, Indonesia and Malaysia have some of the highest ...
Orangutans have lost well over 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years, and an
estimated one-third of the wild population died during the fires of 1997-98.
even have a grasp on the use of natural medicine; flowers from the Commelina genus are used regularly for skin problems. Orangutans
are found in only two places in the world: Sumatra and Borneo. Observing orangutans
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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. Sustainable
management of their forests, seas, grasslands and mountains...
The Sumatran species (Pongo abelii) is Critically Endangered and the Bornean
species (Pongo pygmaeus) of orangutans is Endangered according to the ...
Orangutan means a "forest person". The forests where orangutans live have
been made into farms. There were severe forest fires, which has made