Alejo Sabugo/IAR Indonesia
According to conservationists, the situation for the critically endangered animal has “gone from bad to worse” over the years.
The eight-year-old from Perth is on his own now.
Both species of orangutan are critically endangered.
Bernat Ripoll Capilla / OuTrop
Palm oil monoculture is palming off orangutans in record numbers. Today, less than 70,000 orangutans exist in small wild pockets in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Populations are patchy and lack diversity, with conversion of land for palm oil plantation believed to be the species' biggest threat.
For almost two months, the people of of Borneo and Indonesia have woken to the smell of smoke. High in the canopy above patches of rainforest, endangered orangutans smell the smoke too. Smarter than a...
Up to 300 football fields of some of the richest and most biologically diverse rainforest across Indonesia and Malaysia are being cleared every single hour.