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Orangutans threatened by forest fire, deforestation in Borneo

Orangutans

On a typical day, veterinarians of International Animal Rescue (IAR) make their way through choking smoke, weighed down with medical supplies, a safety net, animal carrier and face masks. They are called out almost daily to rescue orangutans and other animals trapped by forest fires and attend to their medical needs. The forest had been burning for five days and ...

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Planations’ role in Borneo forest loss, by study

Douglas Sheil

New study analyses four decades of satellite images – overturning assumptions about the role of industrial plantations in Borneo forest loss Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the ...

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