Mongabay: New IUCN assessment shows hunting and habitat loss are the biggest drivers, with experts warning ‘conservation is failing’

The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is now critically endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This change means that both species of orangutan now face an “extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.”

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3 thoughts on “Bornean orangutan declared ‘critically endangered’ as forests shrink

  1. How much of the life on this planet can we drive to death. Now a good comment on us and how we see the world. Why can’t our homes be built around the trees instead of clear cutting them all down. Why can’t we live closer together and leave so land for other species? Must we all have estates and endless lawns? Why can’t other species share our lawns if we must have them? Lastly a guy I once knew compared us to cockroaches. When I objected to this he said we would over breed, over run all the spaces we could exist, and still we will keep breeding , keep increasing even as we fight each for the last crumbs of food to eat. We simply don’t know how to restrain our own desire and we have a weird sense we are somehow better, more holy, more deserving. Sadly man needs a predator and so far the only one that kills most of us , is each other. Hugs

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