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ScottWoz
National Geographic have just announced the exciting discovery of 219 'nests' in Kalimantan:

"It may seem hard to miss hundreds of fiery-orange apes—unless they live hidden in 2 million acres (809,371 hectares) of Borneo's rugged mountain forests.

Combing through the island's East Kalimantan Province—part of Borneo's Indonesian sector—last December, conservationists discovered 219 orangutan nests.

The scientists used this number to make a wider estimate that the new population may contain up to two thousand Bornean orangutans."


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sianeth
Thats awesome. Do we think there are more out there that are still undiscovered?

bowo
QUOTE(sianeth @ Apr 18 2009, 06:28 AM) *

Thats awesome. Do we think there are more out there that are still undiscovered?



thats complicated problem. The habitats is destroy with palm oil, mining and other extraction.

Indonesia is bad environemnt management
wakingdream
yeah yeah yeahhh! That is awesome news to read! Especially when we're so often hearing about the decline of so many species. Thanks for that Scott smile.gif
rbisset
Good to hear biggrin.gif
aopaq
Hopefully there are many other similar "nests" like this occurring all across the world for different animal, insect and plant species that we are also not aware of!
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