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Tapanuli orangutan wounded out of habitat near Batang Toru

  • Apriadi Gunawan and Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Medan/Jakarta   /   Mon, September 23 2019   /  12:58 am
In danger: Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) activists stage a protest at the Gadjah Mada University campus in Yogyakarta on Friday to reject the development of the Batang Toru Power Plant in North Sumatra, which they believe will jeopardize the lives of endangered Tapanuli orangutans.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)(COP) activists stage a protest at the Gadjah Mada University campus in Yogyakarta on Friday to reject the development of the Batang Toru Power Plant in North Sumatra, which they believe will jeopardize the lives of endangered Tapanuli orangutans.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

In danger: Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) activists stage a protest at the Gadjah Mada University campus in Yogyakarta on Friday to reject the development of the Batang Toru Power Plant in North Sumatra, which they believe will jeopardize the lives of endangered Tapanuli orangutans.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)A Tapanuli orangutan was found wounded and malnourished on a plantation near the Batang Toru ecosystem in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, on Thursday, marking what local authorities claim is the first indication of conflict between humans and the newly discovered species in the area.The North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) discovered the injured male orangutan, believed to be about 30 years old, with wounds to the face and back on a plantation in Aek Batang Paya village, Sipirok subdistrict.“The Tapanuli orangutan fo...