Posts Tagged with "Sumatran orangutans"

New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Monday, August 20, 2012

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New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Is protecting a small fragment of intact natural forest habitat amidst a sea of oil palm plantations enough to combat extinction? Two rare, critically endangered Sumatran rhinos were recently captured on hidden camera in Leuser National Park, Indonesia for the first time in 26 years. This came as a surprise to wildlife conservationists, as there [...]

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New Study: Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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New Study: Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil

A new study led by the University of Sydney appeared in the Journal Nature recently, warning that nearly a third of animal species under threat in developing nations are linked to global trade of manufactured goods and commodities such as palm oil. As the researchers put it: “Human activities are causing the globe’s sixth major [...]

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