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Orangutans flee illegal loggers in Indonesian parks

Date : 19th June 2007, Source : ENS

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 19, 2007 (ENS) - Indonesia's efforts to crack down on illegal logging are holding out some hope for endangered oranguntans, the red-haired apes that inhabit the Indonesian rainforest, the UN Environment Programme says. But hundreds of orangutans have fled their homes and ended up in "refugee" camps as illegal logging rapidly destroys the last remaining rainforests of Southeast Asia.

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