As forests disappear, orangutans cling for survival in diminishing peat swamps

A little patch of forest, two hectares in size, looks lonely in the vast expanse of oil palm plantations that surround it. But from a short distance, forestry police spot four new orangutan nests high up in the trees - proof that the critically endangered great apes still live in the Rawa Tripa peat swamp in Indonesia's western province of Aceh. Forests are fragmented here.This article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.
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