Indonesia’s Orangutan populations are struggling due to illegal logging and forest burning for products like palm oil and to create mining fields.
Jamartin Sihite is CEO of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and he has been an orangutan conservationist for over 30 years. He has seen Indonesia’s pristine jungles all the way from Sumatra to Kalimantan. He says Borneo’s rainforests are now going through a major change.
“Our biggest challenge is that Indonesia’s forests are wanted by many parties. It can be turned into palm oil plantations, mining fields and many more. We are losing forests too quickly. We have to try and stop that,” Sihite said.
Borneo has lost nearly 30 percent of its forests in the past 40 years. See the full story here.