They’re alive and swinging

kkmextinction31-2: The Bornean Orang-utan is now classified as being Critically Endangered under the IUCN guidelines highlighting the massive loss of 40,000 to 60,000 of this iconic species over the last 75 years throughout the island of Borneo. Photo credit: HUTAN

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s critically endangered orang utan population has stabilised with the ongoing measures taken by the state government to ensure that 30% of the land remain under fully protected forest reserves.

There are were indications the number of orang utan habitats within the fully protected forest reserves had increased to 85%, said Hutan-Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme (KOCP) scientific director Dr Marc Ancrenaz.

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