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No justice for C. Kalimantan orangutans

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 9 2011   /  09:33 am

In their habitat: Orangutans relax in a tree in Central Kalimantan. JP/J. AdigunaThe Kalimantan orangutan population is increasingly under threat, with the discovery of the remains of several of the great apes that had been killed in forests in the region in recent months.

According to the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP), a non-governmental organization focusing on efforts to protect this endangered species, the remains of four orangutans were found recently in the concession area of PT. Sarana Titian Permata 2, one of the companies under Wilmar International group, in Central Kalimantan.

One of the dead orangutans was found hanging from a tree, apparently after having been shot, the centre reported on Sept. 6 along with other findings.

Until Thursday, however, no suspects had been named in relation to the deaths.

The Wilmar Group relocated at least 7...