31 Jan '17, 5am

A possible undiscovered orangutan population in Borneo?

A possible undiscovered orangutan population in Borneo?

There is hope though and I remain optimistic that the tide can be turned. As I write this, we are looking at a group of 12 black hornbills feeding in riverside trees. We saw seven large otters in the river this morning. In some of the more pristine forest with limited hunting pressure we managed to find more than 80% of the species that Raven collected 100 years ago. People and their governments will realize one day that you can only mess with nature that much before it starts biting back. Communities that we interviewed for this survey complain about increasingly frequent and severe floods. They tell us how much hotter it is now that the forests are being cut down. They find it much more difficult to catch fish or hunt pigs and deer, their main sources of free protein. Borneo has many different possible futures, but some futures are really much better for everyone than ot...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/01/a-possible-undiscovered...

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