Category Archives: Endangered Species

Orangutan Expert Urges Travel To Indonesia Now

Deforestation Pushing Orangutans Toward Extinction By Kelly Dinardo, New York Times It was the orangutan’s eyes that first struck Biruté Mary Galdikas. “They look very human,” said Dr. Galdikas, an anthropologist and the president of Orangutan Foundation International. “They have … Continue reading

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Orangutans, Tigers Under Pressure In Indonesia

Sumatran Tiger The Last Of Indonesia’s Three Subspecies Most visitors to Indonesia hope to see the Sumatran tiger. However, this beautiful animal rarely shows itself. Unfortunately, human development and destruction has already pushed two other tiger species in Indonesia into … Continue reading

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Yogyakarta Artists Speak Out For Orangutans

Palm Oil Plantations Killing Orangutans The Center for Orangutan Protection (COP), an NGO advocating for an end to cruelty against orangutans, has urged the Indonesian government to take tough measures against the perpetrators of crimes against orangutans in tropical forests in … Continue reading

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Ecotourism Can Help Save Indonesia’s Forests

Indonesia’s Endangered Species Worth Saving Indonesian indigenous communities launched a project this week to encourage foreign tourism in ancestral forests to slow the advance of logging operations and palm oil plantations. The GreenIndonesia non-governmental organization, working with six indigenous groups, … Continue reading

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Deforestation Killing Ecotourism In Indonesia

Biodiversity A Tourism Asset A new study says Indonesia’s deforestation rate is the world’s highest, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and threatening animals and livelihoods. A grim new study says Indonesia’s forests are disappearing so rapidly that the country has now replaced … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Religious Leader Demands Wildlife Protection

Wildlife Conservation Not A Priority In Indonesia Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade of endangered species in the country, which the WWF hailed on Wednesday as the world’s first. The fatwa … Continue reading

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Orangutans Fighting For Survival

Palm Oil Plantations Destroying Indonesia’s Biodiversity Even in the first light of dawn in the Tripa swamp forest of Sumatra it is clear that something is terribly wrong. Where there should be lush foliage stretching away towards the horizon, there … Continue reading

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Can Ecotourism Save The Orangutan & Sumatran Tiger

Indonesia’s Endangered Species ‘We were in Indonesia‘s rainforest for fifteen hours and spent eleven of those waist-deep in a swamp looking at orangutans’. Trekking through the swamps and rainforests of Kalimantan may not be everyone’s idea of a fun and relaxing … Continue reading

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Sumatra’s Endangered Species and Endangered Forests

Indonesia Deforestation Taking Toll On Ecotourism Ecotourism in Indonesia is a rapidly changing industry. In only a few years, logging and agribusiness have cut Indonesia’s vast rainforest by half. The government has renewed a moratorium on deforestation but it may … Continue reading

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