Orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees seem to enjoy the buzz of getting dizzy.
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The sheer number of Chinese-funded dams pose a substantial risk to biodiversity. And yet, environmental regulation of these projects has serious flaws.
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Setting aside half of Borneo would significantly reduce their decline, say experts.
By exploring Southeast Asian etymologies, we get a glance into the centuries-old relationships between humans and forest creatures.
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Calls to ban palm oil could get a very different response among people who live in the same forests as orangutans.
Boycotting palm oil would increase production of other crops, such as soy, which actually require more land.
From LGBTQI rights to racial justice, companies are embracing the social issues that matter to their consumers. And, of course, that makes sense.
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Time to rethink orangutan conservation, now we know that our red relatives are actually very adaptable.
The imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan in northern Sumatra.
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A US$1.6 billion dollar dam in Sumatra threatens the recently discovered and desperately imperilled Tapanuli Orangutan.
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To save the orangutans we must both protect their forests and stop any hunting and killing within them.
The new species has a smaller head, and a distinctly ‘cinnamon’ colour compared with other orangutans.
A group of fewer than 800 orangutans in northern Sumatra has been recognised as a new species - and they are already under threat from deforestation.
A young Bornean orangutan nursing.
Young orangutans are dependent on their mother’s milk for many years and that could have an impact on the survival of the critically endangered species.
Our secret? We’re better at sharing our ideas.
Bonobo Jasongo at Leipzig Zoo has a hunch about what you’re thinking.
Realizing that others’ minds hold different thoughts, feelings and knowledge than your own was thought to be something only people could do. But evidence is accumulating that apes, too, have ‘theory of mind.’
Eoanthropus dawsoni, or the Piltdown Man, never really existed.
One of paleontology’s most notorious hoaxes has long been blamed on a serial forger named Charles Dawson. But might a Jesuit priest have been in on a joke that went wrong ?
Sumatra’s tigers are among the species that will benefit from a new land-clearing moratorium in Leuser’s forests.
The Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra is home to some of the world’s rarest and best-loved animals. Thanks to a new government moratorium on land clearing, conservationists have enjoyed a big win.
Black rhino cow and calf, southern Africa.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
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People living in their forests must be on board too – and they don’t always subscribe to Western conservation values.
Thick smoke blankets the Indonesian peatlands.
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New early-warning systems are being developed and they’re warning of imminent danger.
Smile, you’re on drone-cam.
One of the common problems we have in wildlife biology is knowing how many of an endangered species there are in a particular area. For example, how many orangutans are there in a particular national park…