and illegal orangutan hunting campaign in Jakarta on Nov. 17. There are about 50,000 to 60,000 orangutans left in the wild, 80 percent of them in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia’s Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak. A 2007 assessment by the United Nations Environment Program warned the charismatic red-haired apes will be virtually eliminated in the wild within two decades if current deforestation trends continue. [AFP]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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