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Orangutan population plunges 43% in Indonesia

Orangutan population plunges 43% in Indonesia Orangutan population plunges 43% in Indonesia mongabay.com August 14, 2006 The Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) said that Indonesia's population of orangutans fell nearly…

Saving Orangutans in Borneo

Saving Orangutans in Borneo Orangutan in Borneo, photo by Rhett Butler Saving Orangutans in Borneo Rhett Butler, mongabay.com May 24, 2006 The air is warm and heavy with the morning…

Why is palm oil replacing tropical rainforests?

Why is oil palm replacing tropical rainforests Why is oil palm replacing tropical rainforests? Why are biofuels fueling deforestation? Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com April 25, 2006 [Update] In a word,…

Picture of the world’s smallest fish

Picture of the world's smallest fish Picture of the world's smallest fish Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com January 26, 2006 Paedocypris progenetica, the world's smallest fish on record, is a member…

Tsunami relief risks rainforest destruction

Tsunami relief risks rainforest destruction Tsunami relief risks rainforest destruction Tina Butler, mongabay.com December 19, 2005 EDITOR'S UPDATE: (19 Dec 2005) Today WWF warned that donor countries must include sustainably…

Malaysia urges neighbors to help prevent haze

Malaysia urges neighbors to help prevent haze Malaysia urges neighbors to help prevent haze Reuters September 21, 2005 MANILA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Malaysia urged its neighbours on Tuesday to…

Fires in peat lands cost climate

Fires in peat lands cost climate dearly Fires in peat lands cost climate dearly Tina Butler, mongabay.com September 6, 2005 [An updated version of an April 2005 article] The tropical…