WWW.NEILSRTW.BLOGSPOT.COM The researchers say that improving the connectivity between forest patches is critical to orangutans' survival.
"Protection of forested areas within plantations is crucial to alleviate the problem of forest fragmentation for the orangutan as well as other wildlife such as the Bornean elephant and clouded leopard," said Ancrenaz. "This will allow for these animals to safely move through and promote viable (healthy, productive, genetically diverse) populations in the state - a win-win situation for sustainable forestry, oil palm industry and tourism."
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