Endangered Bornean orangutans survive in managed forest, decline near oil palm plantations: Most complete population survey in 15 years will help inform Malaysian land use policy

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Recent surveys of the population of endangered Bornean orangutans in Sabah, the Malaysian state in the north-east of Borneo, show mixed results. Populations have remained stable within well-managed forests, where there is little hunting, but declined in landscapes comprising extensive oil palm plantations, according to a new study.

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