Nearly 1,000 hectres of tropical jungle in the Heart of Borneo, is to be restored as an orangutan habitat, thanks to an agreement between WWF Malaysia and the State of Sabah.
The five year deal for this enormous orang-utan project is said to be part of a long-term scheme to enhance forest eco-systems and corridors within the Heart of Borneo.
There are less than 100,000 wild orang-utans still roaming Borneo's tropical forests today, with an estimated 5,000 indiduals killed every year due to habitat loss from deforestation. Meaning that projects like this are crucial to the survival of the wild orang-utan.
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