Action for Primates has released disturbing footage of Indonesian trappers beating wild monkeys

Action for Primates has released disturbing footage of Indonesian trappers beating wild monkeys

Action for Primates released disturbing footage that revealed the horrific cruelty of the Indonesian monkey trapping business. According to Action for Primates, most of the trapped monkeys are used as test subjects in painful experiments, such as toxicity testing. The footage showed the trappers brutally capturing and beating the wild monkeys. It also showed the […]

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Indonesia ranks high on legal wildlife trade, but experts warn it masks illegal trade

Indonesia ranks high on legal wildlife trade, but experts warn it masks illegal trade

JAKARTA — A recent analysis of the legal wildlife trade in the last 46 years puts Indonesia, a biodiversity hotspot in Southeast Asia, among the top 10 exporters of live animals. The research, published Nov. 11 by Oslo-based outdoor and nature website Outforia, looked into data from CITES, the global convention on the international wildlife […]

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U.K. conglomerate Jardines ‘caught red-handed’ clearing orangutan habitat in Sumatra

U.K. conglomerate Jardines ‘caught red-handed’ clearing orangutan habitat in Sumatra

BALI, Indonesia — Satellite imagery has detected deforestation in a gold mining concession in Indonesia that overlaps with the habitat of the most threatened great ape in the world. U.S.-based environmental advocacy group Mighty Earth said it had detected 13 hectares (32 acres) of forest loss within the Martabe gold mining concession in North Sumatra […]

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To count Sumatran rhinos in the wild, look for their poop, study says

To count Sumatran rhinos in the wild, look for their poop, study says

JAKARTA — How do you tally the population of one of the rarest and most elusive animals on Earth? Follow the poop, of course. That’s the finding from a study that shows that Sumatran rhinoceros droppings can reliably predict the species’ remaining population and help inform conservation planning. The estimated global population of the Sumatran […]

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