Can the jungle law save orangutans?
Panut Hadisiswoyo and Gunung Gea
There have probably been at least 2,800 confiscations of illegally kept orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra since the early 1970s. In the same period, millions of hectares of orangutan forest have also been destroyed for plantations and other uses, and thousands of orangutans killed, starved and burned to death in the process.
This species cleansing has occurred despite the fact that the oran...
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