The equivalent size of 300 football fields are destroyed every hour. Borneo, which boasts one of the world’s oldest rainforests, and Sumatra -- the only place on earth where tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants live together -- are two vital biodiversity hotspots in Southeast Asia, home to many unique and now-endangered creatures.
If approved, this new plan and the new regulation will result in the rapid devastation of most of Aceh’s remaining lowland forests, the last stronghold for the Sumatran orangutan, tiger, rhino and elephant. This also totally undermines the legal status of the world renowned Leuser Ecosystem; the last place on earth where tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos roam together in the wild.
The dilemma facing the Orangutan's in the country of Sumatra. These creatures are being threatened greater every day, with Palm Oil productions and deforestation on protected lands being the main concerns. Protected lands which the Orangutan's inhabit, have little or no enforcement by local government, allowing Palm Oil companies, along with logging companies to wreck havoc on the already weakened rainforest where the Orangutan's live.
A Sumatran rhino calf, Andatu, at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in He was the fourth Sumatran rhino born in captivity in modern times. A new report shows the species is extinct in Malaysia and fewer than 100 of the animals remain in the wild.