14 Nov '11, 6am

Humans Kill More Orangutans Than Previously Thought

Humans Kill More Orangutans Than Previously Thought

Over the last 50 years, orangutan populations have been in dramatic decline due to external factors like habitat fragmentation and poaching -- but a new study reveals the startling pervasiveness of their threat from humans. According to the results of a survey conducted in Indonesia, home to over 90 percent of the world's orangutans, the rates at which humans kill orangutans is higher than previously believed. In light of their findings, researchers are calling the serious threat humans pose on orangutans as "an uncomfortable truth that needs to be addressed." The survey was conducted as a collaborative effort of 20 conservation organizations in 2009 and involved 6983 respondents from 687 Indonesian villages. Researchers were surprised to learn just how common human-orangutan conflicts took places, and just how often they resulted in a killing. According to the Associate P...

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