Orang Utan Conservation is failing

“Orang Utan Conservation is failing” says Andrew Marshall, as assessor from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This bleak prediction shows that conservation efforts will not work and will ultimately end in extinction for the Man of the Forest.

With just over half of the Bornean Forest habitable by Orang Utans and an extremely long birth interval between offspring (6- 8 years; the longest for any land mammal). The time lag between conservation getting worse before it gets better is significant, so although the future is looking grim for the Orang Utans, there is always a chance that extinction is not in the foreseeable future for Pongo pygmaeus. See the original article here https://news.mongabay.com/2016/07/bornean-orangutan-declared-critically-endangered-as-forests-shrink/.


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