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Compounding threats–not just palm oil–put orangutans at risk

A female Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park in Indonesia. Photo taken by Rhett A. Butler in May 2010.

While palm oil gets most of the press coverage, orangutans face a variety of threats, including hunting by rural populations, says orangutan expert Erik Meijaard in an exclusive interview with

For more, read Erik’s interview at Indonesian people-not international donors or orangutan conservationists-will determine the ultimate fate of Indonesia’s forests.

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