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Indonesia in Flames: Surviving the Dry Season

A potential threat to all living creatures, wildfires rage every day; but during the dry season in the many provinces of Indonesia these infernos threaten some of the world’s most endangered wildlife. The Orangutan Conservancy’s president, Dr. Rafaella Commitante emailed me late last night with a picture from the island of Borneo. The smoke-filled streets of East Kalimantan reminded me …

How canopy structure affects orangutan nesting sites.

Undisturbed, primary forests are becoming increasingly rare due to forest fragmentation caused by human expansion. This poses a major threat to numerous endangered species that live in these forested landscapes. A new study published in Biological Conservation centers around the fragmented forest region of Sabah, Malaysia, examining how fragmented forests affect the wildlife within. The region of Sabah, Malaysia exists …