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Orangutan News Update: Indonesian Police Finally Act in Alleged Orangutan Torture, Killing Cases

Indonesian police have questioned a researcher who uncovered the alleged torture and killing of orangutans in a palm oil plantation area in East Kalimantan. Yaya Rayadin, a researcher from state-owned Mulawarman University in Samarinda, told the Jakarta Globe on Wednesday that the questioning took place at Kutai Kartanegara Police headquarters on Monday. “They asked me about the bones of an …

Orangutan News Update: Endangered Orangutans Return Home To Sumatra

Two orangutans, who started their life in the wilds of Borneo, but ended up as pets in Sumatra have returned home. Kevin and Bobby, are male Bornean orangutans. Their mothers were almost certainly killed at the time of their capture in Borneo (likely while their habitat was being clear-felled) and their previous “owners” obtained them in Borneo before returning home …

Conservation News Update: $28.5 Million Debt Swap to Protect Borneo’s Tropical Forests

The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining with the Indonesian and U.S. Governments today to sign a debt-for-nature swap agreement that will result in a new $28.5 million investment to help protect tropical forests in three districts of Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. The deal will create models for forest conservation and sustainable economic development in Borneo, the third-largest …