Orangutan News: Rebuttal to Claim That Borneo Has Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015

MEDIA STATEMENT BY: Director of Sabah Wildlife Department, Mr Augustine Tuuga Major newspapers worldwide have reported the finding of a research that was published for March 2018 edition of Current Biology journal authored by Maria Voigt and co-authored, among others, by Dr Marc Ancrenaz of HUTAN who is based in Sukau, Kinabatangan and Dr Benoit Goossens, Director of Danau Girang …

Orangutan News: Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015

by Joe Cochrane for New York Times Around half of all orangutans living on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo — nearly 150,000 in all — vanished during a recent 16-year period. The causes included logging, land clearance for agriculture and mining that destroyed their habitats, according to a study in Current Biology released on Thursday. However, many orangutans also …

Orangutan News: The World’s Only Known Albino Orangutan Is Moving to Her Own Island for Safe Keeping

by Dana Dovey for Newsweek Alba, the world’s only known albino orangutan, now has her own personal island sanctuary in Borneo to live out the rest of her days safely tucked away from the humans who may want to do her harm. Orangutans are endangered creatures, but Alba’s rare genetic disorder makes her truly a one-of-a-kind ape. Alba, named after …