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Orangutans 'face greater threat'

Date : 6th February 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Illegal logging is destroying forests in South-East Asia quicker than had been feared, with dire implications for orangutans, a UN report has said. The practice threatens many other species in the region, the United Nations Environment Programme says. If no action is taken, the report says, 98% of forests on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo may be gone by 2022. This would have serious consequences for local people and wildlife including rhinos, tigers and elephants.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6337107.stm





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