Wildlife Is Under Threat From Palm Oil Plantations In Indonesia

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Ape Rescue: As vast swathes of Indonesian land are cleared to make way for palm oil plantations, the native wildlife is under threat. We follow the difficult mission to rescue one of its main inhabitants; the orangutan.

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"Palm oil is totally destructive. They're cutting down every single tree", complains Lone Droescher-Nieslen from the Orangutan Survival Foundation. On visiting the decimated forests of the Sumatran jungle, the problem she faces is clear to see. Although she hopes to rehabilitate "traumatised" apes back into the wild, if the present rate of deforestation continues, there may be no forests to release them into.

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