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Orangutan

Ape escape: Indonesian orangutans airlifted back to the wild

An orangutan in a cage is delivered by helicopter in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia Ten orangutans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia's Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the wild for a year due to the dangers of coronavirus infection. The animals…
bubmag
February 23, 2021
Orangutan

Two smuggled Indonesian orangutans fly home from Thailand

By AFP     1 hour ago in World Eating fruit and drinking from plastic bottles, two Sumatran orangutans stared from their cages at Bangkok airport on Thursday before flying home to Indonesia, years after being smuggled into Thailand.Poachers in Southeast Asia frequently capture the critically endangered orangutans to sell…
bubmag
December 17, 2020
Orangutan

Two orangutans returned to Indonesia

Two orangutans returned to Indonesia published : 17 Dec 2020 at 15:03 One the the two four-year-old female orangutans in her cage at Suvarnabhumi airport, ready to be sent back to Indonesia, on Thursday. The two long armed primates were seized as they were smuggled into Thailand via Songkhla in…
bubmag
December 17, 2020
Orangutan

The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo

As little as two centuries ago, the northern edge of the island of Borneo, home to Malaysia’s Sarawak state, was covered in a verdant canopy that stretched, uninterrupted, from shore to shore. It was a forest that had persisted for more than 100 million years, sheltering a dizzying abundance of…
bubmag
September 16, 2020
Orangutan

COVID-19 cuts force Indonesia to scale back forest protection

Asia FILE PHOTO: File picture of firefighters trying to extinguish forest fires at Sebangau National Park area in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 14, 2019. (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan) 25 Jun 2020 06:45PM(Updated: 25 Jun 2020 06:50PM) JAKARTA: Indonesia has scaled back protection for some of the world's most important…
bubmag
June 25, 2020