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Orangutan News Update: Concerned for Orangutans in Indonesia, US Girl Scouts Lobby for Sustainable Palm Oil

The United Nations on Thursday recognized two US teens as International Forest Heroes for their efforts to cut the use of Southeast Asia palm oil, some of which comes from Indonesia, because production is linked to rainforest destruction. The girls’ interest in palm oil grew out of their concern from the age of 11 for endangered orangutans and their shrinking …

Can the Jungle Law Save Orangutans?

There have probably been at least 2,800 confiscations of illegally kept orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra since the early 1970s. In the same period, millions of hectares of orangutan forest have also been destroyed for plantations and other uses, and thousands of orangutans killed, starved and burned to death in the process. This species cleansing has occurred despite the fact …

Conservation News: MoU Signed to Create Wildlife Corridor in Malaysia

The state government, represented by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and the Rhino and Forest Fund (RFF), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium. This agreement lays the foundation to improve a wildlife corridor between Tabin – Malaysia’s largest wildlife reserve and adjacent conservation areas. Tabin Wildlife Reserve is one of the last areas on …