Wednesday, 9 June 2010

my # 3000 post to this blog!!

The bad news is, this National Park is being developed with roads, house, shops etc. and the park once held many more orangutans.

Kutai Park home to more than 2,000 orangutans

Wed, 06/09/2010 Jakarta Post

BALIKPAPAN, East Kalimantan: Researchers estimate there are more than 2,000 orangutans inhabiting Kutai National Park in East Kutai, East Kalimantan, the forests of which were thought to have been too damaged.

The new findings on the orangutan population were the result of a survey conducted by experts from Mulawarman University, STIPER Agriculture School and NGOs Orangutan Conservation Services Program and The Nature Conservancy.

Survey team head Yaya Rayadin said the existence of the orangutans in the park showed that the forest remained a viable place for them to live in. -