14 Nov '11, 4am

750 orang utans killed over a yearlong period in Indonesia

750 orang utans killed over a yearlong period in Indonesia

A new survey says villagers on the Indonesian side of Borneo killed at least 750 endangered orang utans over a yearlong period, some to protect their crops and others for the apes' meat. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG JAKARTA (AP) - A new survey says villagers on the Indonesian side of Borneo killed at least 750 endangered orang utans over a yearlong period, some to protect their crops and others for the apes' meat. Erik Meijaard, main author of the report that appeared in the journal PLoSOne, says he believes the killings pose a more serious threat to the apes' survival than previously thought. Indonesia is home to 90 per cent of the 50,000 to 60,000 orang utans left in the wild. But as forests are being cleared to make way for pulp, paper and palm oil plantations, the apes are coming into conflict with humans. The Nature Conservancy and other organisations interviewed nearly...

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