18 Apr '12, 7pm

Picture: Orangutan rescued from peat forest endangered by palm oil, fires

Picture: Orangutan rescued from peat forest endangered by palm oil, fires

April 18, 2012 a specialist Orangutan rescue team from the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL) and BKSDA Aceh rescued a large adult male orangutan trapped in a small pocket of forest in the Tripa peat swamps, surrounded by encroaching palm oil plantations.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0418-tripa_orangutan_rescue...

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