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Borneo ablaze: forest fires threaten world’s largest remaining population of orangutans

Date : 16th August 2009, Source : Mongabay



Raging fires have broken out in the peat-swamp forests of Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, threatening the largest population of orangutans in the world. The fires were started by people but have spread uncontrollably due to the extreme drought that Borneo is currently experiencing as a result of El Niño conditions.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0816-moses_borneo.html





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