The World Is Going Upside
Estimates suggest that less than 100,000 Bornean orangutans survive today in the last intact forests of the large Indonesian island. And it is precisely deforestation that poses the greatest threat to this species’ survival. But the dangers do not only come from habitat destruction. In the most remote areas poaching is still widespread, as is the illegal trade in the cubs, caught after killing the mother and sold in the villages as pets.