Conservationists say a 510-megawatt hydropower plant that is being constructed on the Indonesian island of Sumatra threatens to further imperil the world’s rarest and most endangered great ape species.
Author Annette Gartland
While palm oil can be defined as vegan because it contains no animal substances, the industry that produces it is by no means cruelty free.
The 10th Asia for Animals conference gets underway this coming Saturday in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, and this year’s theme is Changing Human Behaviour.
Scientists have identified a new species of orangutan in Indonesia, but the Tapanuli orangutan is already being described as one of the most endangered great ape species in the world.
Events are being organised around the world for International Gibbon Day. Gibbons, who are also referred to as “smaller apes”, are not only losing their habitat because of deforestation; they are also being trafficked as pets.
Alba is believed to be the only albino orangutan alive in the world. To ensure she can live a free and fulfilling life, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is making her a forest island home.
It’s International Orangutan Day today, and events have been organised around the world to raise awareness about the plight of the now critically endangered primate.