Where is the Sumatran orangutan located?
Historically, the Sumatran orangutan was distributed over the entire island of Sumatra and further south into Java. The species’ range is now restricted to the north of the island with a majority in the provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh.
What is being done to save the Sumatran orangutan?
The project objectives are as follows: (1) reducing hunting, illegal logging, encroachment, and other threats in key-habitat in Gunung Leuser National Park; and (2) halting the Sumatran orangutan trade, trafficking, and possession.
How are orangutans being conserved?
The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) works to conserve viable wild populations of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. They do this by habitat protection, reintroduction of confiscated pets to the wild, education, survey work and scientific research.
How is the Sumatran orangutan endangered?
Critically Endangered (Population decreasing)Sumatran orangutan / Conservation status
How long has the Sumatran orangutan been endangered?
Bornean orangutans now join their cousins, Sumatran orangutans (P. abelii), which have been listed as critically endangered since 2008. Populations for that species are currently estimated at about 14,000.
What caused the Sumatran orangutan to become endangered?
The destruction and degradation of the tropical rain forest, particularly lowland forest, in Borneo and Sumatra is the main reason orangutans are threatened with extinction. Additionally, the illegal animal trade has been a factor in the decline of wild orangutan populations.
Is the Sumatran orangutan endangered?
What is the orangutan project mission?
Our Mission Statement: To promote the survival of the Sumatran and Bornean orangutan species in their natural habitat by undertaking genuine, measurable and effective orangutan conservation.
Why is the orangutan an endangered species?
Why Orangutans Are Endangered Logging Orangutan Habitat. Logging is the primary threat to orangutan habitat. Rainforest Wildfires. Not only logging destroys rainforests on Borneo. Forests to Fields. Orangutan Poaching. Illegal Pets. Conservation Laws Ignored.
What are orangutans natural habitat?
Where do orangutans live? Orangutans are found only in the rain forests of the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra.
Where does the Sumatran orangutan live?
Wild orangutans live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Their population on Sumatra is currently limited to the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. Most Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) are found in Aceh.
What is the life span of an orangutan?
The life span for an orangutan is about 50 years in captivity and 35 – 40 years in the wild. They do seem to do quite well in captivity, especially those that are there from the time they are born.