Sunday, 14 March 2010

Orangutan Population Down 50 Percent

Tuesday, 09 Maret 2010,

Orangutan Population Down 50 Percent
WWF Study Results Last 20 Years

JAKARTA - WWF Indonesia launch data Orangutan population decline in the last 20 years to reach 50 percent. Currently, the habitat of the Orang Utan in Borneo and the remaining 54 thousand on the island of Sumatra 7500 individuals. The decline in this population due to one cause of natural forest conservation and hunting for trade.

According to Conservation Science Coordinator for WWF's Species flagship Indonesia, Chairul Saleh, Orangutan habitat decline can be understood because a lot of natural forest conservation. "So to the front to control the Orang Utan is not enough by the government.
Because 75 percent of the Orang Utan in Borneo was the outside of protected areas," he said in his office Chairul Kawasan Mega Kuningan Jakarta, Tuesday (9 / 3).

Chairul was added to preserve the orangutan public awareness needed to change the paradigm of thinking. On the other hand, continued economic people in the city have nothing wrong in loving animals. "This paradigm must be changed. This is what causes a decrease in population, there is this illegal trade and efforts must be made the most of law enforcement against owners of illegal Orang Utan," he said.

He mentioned there are still hunting Orang Utan. WWF Indonesia itself does not have the data because they do not have a special monitoring for it. Orangutan, Chairul said that the trade is usually taken for children, to take her son to kill its mother, so there is one child traded, then there is one parent murdered.

Ministry of Forestry and WWF Indonesia 2015 target year is no longer in Orang Utan rehabilitation. "It's not easy to find the release of Orangutan habitat," he said.(rob / JPNN)