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Climate change deals another blow to orangutans

Date : 28th November 2007, Source : ENN

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Climate change will hurt Indonesia's orangutan population, already under threat from the rapid rate of deforestation, by reducing their food stock, a leading conservation group said on Wednesday. Dubbed as the last of Asia's great apes, orangutans once ranged the region but a recent UN environment program estimate said only between 45,000 and 69,000 orangutans remained in Borneo and 7,300 in Sumatra. The WWF said climate change would add to the pressure already caused by human-induced activities such as rampant illegal logging and massive conversion of forests into plantations.

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