22 Dec '11, 12pm
Take Action: Save orangutans with Puyol - The Ecologist
In the forests of Borneo and Sumatra more than half of the wild orangutans population have thought to have been lost since the 1950s due to deforestation, hunting and illegal trade. Needless to say, the Bornean species of orangutans is endangered and the Sumatran species is critically endangered.With less than 66,000 orangutans left in the wild, the great Asian ape faces a very real threat of extinction. At the current rate of decline orangutans could disappear from the wild within the 20 years.