Human Wrongs Watch International Orangutan Day on 19 August coincides with the start of the International Primatological Society Congress in Nairobi, Kenya, and is a much-needed reminder that orangutans’ survival hangs in the balance. Kabir Bakie | Photo from UN Environment. 16 August 2018 (UN Environment)* — There are three species of orangutan in […]
Human Wrongs Watch Once an emerging threat, wildlife and forest crime today has transformed into one of the largest transnational organized criminal activities, alongside drug trafficking, arms, and trafficking in human beings, the United Nations warned on World Wildlife Day 2015, on 3 March 2015* Beyond immediate environmental impacts, the illegal trade in natural resources […]
…until January 2, 2019. Happy Holidays! We wish all was well with the world’ wild animals…unfortunately not.
There has been a lot of publicity and campaigning involving Palm Oil recently, especially in relation to the mass deforestation and destruction of Orangutan habitats in Indonesia. An advert produced by Iceland was also banned as it was considered to be Political. What exactly is Palm Oil and why is it bad? Palm Oil is […]
November 10, 2018 2018 in Environmental Review for Southeast Asia Burning rainforests on Borneo and Sumatra to make space for palm oil plantations By: Gregory McCann ttps://www.asiasentinel.com/society/2018-environmental-review-southeast-asia/ As 2018 comes to a close it is worth taking a look at the environmental trends throughout the year, with a special emphasis on those within the last […]
This 2012 video is called AMAZING ORANGUTAN TOUR BORNEO. From daily The Morning Star in Britain: Orangutans returned to native Borneo Monday 19th December 2016 A BRITISH charity has overseen the safe return of two critically endangered orangutans to their native Borneo, after they were taught how to live in the wild. A team from […]
There’s no excuse. Bornean orangutans, the largest tree-dwellers on the planet, are vanishing. The population of these great apes was halved between 1999 and 2015, per an estimate published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. A survey of orangutan nests, coupled with a statistical analysis of habitat changes, indicates that more than 100,000 animals were […]