Credit: WWF Malaysia/William Joseph

Balancing palm oil and protected forests to conserve orangutans

Researchers find population declines continue in fragmented forests near palm oil plantations. The good news? Forest protection works.

Orangutan populations have decreased in fragmented forest areas near palm oil plantations, but they have remained fairly stable in protected forests, giving conservationists some hope for the species' future amid continued decline, according to a new study.

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