Sumatran Orangutans Could Be Gone Sooner than Later

An unfortunate realization has occurred: Sumatran orangutans could be gone by the end of 2012. A fire set by palm oil plantations in the Tripa park has killed 90+ orangutans. A THIRD of the population in the Tripa Park. There are only a few thousand of these great apes left and everyone of them is needed. The plantations were given the go ahead by the court to clear  their remaining land to grow more trees, but the plantation is in the largest habitat for orangutans. Many activists in Indonesia are trying to fight the clearing of more land from this habitat, but who knows if they will win. To read more check out the below articles.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-tarbotton/orangutan-emergency-in-in_b_1436125.html

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/100-orangutans-estimated-lost-1400553.html

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