Although #WorldOrangutanDay falls on the 19th of August, in our opinion, every day deserves to be World Orangutan Day! So here is an infographic that you can download, print and share however you please.
All three species of orangutan are classified as ‘endangered’ or ‘critically endangered’ in S.E. Asia. Their main threat is palm oil deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia
Knowing that chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities, feel emotions and are “almost human” comes as no surprise to most people. However, linking the term “midlife crisis” to chimpanzees and orangutans seems to be somewhat shocking and controversial as we’ve seen from the flurry of interest produced by a paper published this week. Carla Litchfield, UniversityContinue reading “Do chimpanzees and orangutans really have midlife crises?”
Indonesia now has the has the fastest rate of deforestation in the world, driven largely by clearing for palm oil plantations. But the process began long ago, with one of the most common building materials: plywood. As far as commodities are concerned, it was plywood that defined the rainforests of Borneo in the 1970s andContinue reading “How plywood started the destruction of Indonesia’s forests”
Critically endangered Bornean Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammals in the world. Although they spend a lot of time in the trees they also walk significant distances on the ground. Historically, Bornean Orangutans were most abundant in in lowland rainforests and Dipterocarp mosaic forests, where movement between different habitats when there was a shortage of food. Their diet consists primarily of fruits, but also includes leaves, barks, flowers and insects. Their entire range is earmarked for destruction for palm oil and timber deforestation. They have become the symbols of palm oil related extinction risk and face a perilous future if we don’t STOP using palm oil RIGHT NOW. Help them and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife