28 Mar '12, 9pm

Rare Population of Sumatran Orangutans Could Be Wiped Out in Weeks

Rare Population of Sumatran Orangutans Could Be Wiped Out in Weeks

Indonesia's Tripa swamp forest has long served as a critical habitat for one of the world's rarest primates, Sumatran orangutans -- but conservationists warn that by year's end, the endangered species there could be wiped out entirely. From an estimated population of 3,000 just decades ago, there are now believed to be as few as 200 orangutans living in the wilds of Tripa, and those that remain are under increasing threat. Years of forest clearing and the encroachment of palm oil plantations into the protected swamp forest, and more recently devastating fires and drought, has reduced the available habitat of Tripa's orangutans by as much as 80 percent. Yet despite calls for protection of this crucial ecosystem, conservationists fear it will soon become uninhabitable for the 200 critically endangered primates still clinging to life there. In an interview with the Associated...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/wild-sumatra...

Tweets

Orangutans in Indonesia's Aceh forest may die o...

todayonline.com 29 Mar '12, 6am

JAKARTA - Forest fires and land clearing by palm oil firms could kill off within weeks about 200 orangutans in a forest in...

(TODAY) Orangutans in Indonesia's Aceh forest m...

todayonline.com 29 Mar '12, 5am

JAKARTA - Forest fires and land clearing by palm oil firms could kill off within weeks about 200 orangutans in a forest in...

It ’s Been Close to Two Weeks since We left Sin...

oureverydaythings.com 27 Mar '12, 6am

Welcome to Leonny's Our Everyday Things site! You're most welcome to add me on Facebook, Twitter AND subscribe to my RSS f...

Fires are now raging in the Tripa peat swamps & orangutans dying as a result.please and take action

Fires are now raging in the Tripa peat swamps &...

news.mongabay.com 27 Mar '12, 9am

Fires raging in peat forest at center of legal case in Indonesia mongabay.com March 27, 2012 Fires in Tripa. Fires are bur...

Spending RM600+ million in 11 Weeks

Spending RM600+ million in 11 Weeks

dinmerican.wordpress.com 30 Mar '12, 1pm

The government disbursed RM608.68 million over 11 weeks to Malaysia through Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s and his Dep...