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Help orangutans survive

Petition published by kyra on May 13, 2011
32 Signatures 
Target: priminiser
Region: Australia

Petition Background (Preamble):

I think people should stop cutting down palm trees.

The Sumatran species is critically endangered and the Bornean species of orangutans is endangered according to the IUCN Red List of mammals, and both are listed on Appendix I of CITES. The total number of Bornean orangutans is estimated to be less than 14% of what it was in the recent past (from around 10,000 years ago until the middle of the twentieth century) and this sharp decline has occurred mostly over the past few decades due to human activities and development.

Species distribution is now highly patchy throughout Borneo: it is apparently absent or uncommon in the south-east of the island, as well as in the forests between the Rejang River in central Sarawak and the Padas River in western Sabah (including the Sultanate of Brunei).

The largest remaining population is found in the forest around the Sabangau River, but this environment is at risk. A similar development have been observed for the Sumatran orangutans.

A 2007 study by the Government of Indonesia noted in 2004 it was estimated that there was a total wild population of 61,234 orangutans, 54,567 of which were found on the island of Borneo.

Source: wiki

Petition:

Sign my petition to stop cruelty of orangutans.

The Help orangutans survive petition to priminiser was written by kyra and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here.

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