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Friday, 16 February 2018 - 17:06
100,000 orangutans killed in 16 years - research reveals
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More than 100,000 Critically Endangered orangutans have been killed in Borneo since 1999, research has revealed.

Scientists who carried out a 16-year survey on the island described the figure as "mind-boggling".

Deforestation, driven by logging, oil palm, mining and paper mills, continues to be the main culprit.

Roads and plantations fragment forest habitat in Borneo (c) Marc Ancrenaz

Orangutan on a man-made bridge in Borneo

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