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Forests dwindling fast, orangutan face extinction, say activists

  • Apriadi Gunawan and Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

Medan/Yogyakarta | Sat, February 12 2011 | 01:40 pm

PREMIUM Conservationist have voiced fears that orangutans in Sumatra are facing extinction due to habitat destruction, while some have alleged the animal is badly treated at zoos.

Researchers in Medan, North Sumatra, said that the orangutan population in Sumatra had declined rapidly to about 6,667.

Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari researcher Riswan Zen blamed damage in tropical forests for the rap...