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...
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
Loss of rainforest is a main reason why orangutans are endangered. Loggers,
farmers, poachers and pet dealers have all caused the apes to decline.
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.
The Sumatran orangutan is classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, the
World Conservation Union. There are now only around 14,600 remaining in the ...
Protect endangered species, including the orangutan, at World Wildlife Fund.
Learn about the ways WWF works to conserve a future where people live in ...
Did you know the orangutan, with its distinctive red-orange hair, is the only ape
that inhabits Asia? Learn more orangutan facts at Animal Fact Guide!
Since that time there has been substantial orangutan habitat loss on both islands,
it is probable that current numbers on both islands are actually below those ...
Jul 11, 2016 ... The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is now critically endangered, with
populations in sharp decline due to habitat destruction and ...
The critically endangered Sumatran orangutan population is threatened by
hunting and habitat loss. Learn more about what WWF is doing to protect its