Orangutangs by Marla Bosworth

Orangutangs  by Marla Bosworth

The Severity of the MatterA little research on the internet will leave you with images you won’t forget. Yes, the deforestation is horrendous. Yes, the orangutans are still losing their homes. In fact, the Sumatran orangutan population has declined 70 percent since 1994 and is directly related to palm oil harvesting.But there is much more to the story. The expansion of palm oil plantations is forcing orangutans out of their habitat, and as they leave their territory they approach neighboring areas and villages. People consider them a threat and kill them. The image was taken in Tanjung Putting National Park...

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