Borneo orangutan: Critically Endangered

The Bornean orangutan is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. Like the other great apes, orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying tool use and distinct cultural patterns in the wild. Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years, and the species' habitat has been reduced by at least 55% over the past 20 years. Experts have been warning that unless deforestation stops in Borneo, orangutans living in the wild could go extinct in a decade.

 

Threats
Residential & commercial development
Palm tree plantations and harvesting
Energy production & mining
Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals
Climate change & severe weather

Conservation actions
In-place research and monitoring
In-place land protection
International legislation

Source: IUCN red List & WWF

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