Orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations.

Orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations.

The Sumatran orangutan faces total extinction due to deforestation and the illegal pet trade, which show no signs of stopping anytime soon. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection for these animals.

The Sumatran orangutan faces total extinction due to deforestation and the illegal pet trade, which show no signs of stopping anytime soon. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection for these animals.

A female Sumatran orangutan with her baby in the trees  Getty images

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A female Sumatran orangutan with her baby in the trees Getty images

A rescued baby Sumatran orangutan named Gokong Puntung is pictured learning to climb tree branches at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Center in Indonesia.

A rescued baby Sumatran orangutan named Gokong Puntung is pictured learning to climb tree branches at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Center in Indonesia.

Sumatran Orangutans Dying As Fires Burn Today after several weeks of legal wrangling to save an area of rainforest in Sumatra from burning the government there have refused to make a ruling on the case. Over the last week a man made firestorm has swept through a huge area of the remaining peat swamp forests of Tripa, devastating critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans to the very brink of extinction, possibly within months.

Sumatran Orangutans Dying As Fires Burn Today after several weeks of legal wrangling to save an area of rainforest in Sumatra from burning the government there have refused to make a ruling on the case. Over the last week a man made firestorm has swept through a huge area of the remaining peat swamp forests of Tripa, devastating critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans to the very brink of extinction, possibly within months.

Sumatran Orangutan. Of the 9 existing populations of Sumatran orangutans, only 7 have prospects of long-term viability, each with an estimated 250 or more individuals. Only 3 populations contain more than 1,000 orangutans. Orangutans that were confiscated from the illegal trade or as pets are being reintroduced to Bukit Tigapuluh National Park. They number around 70 and are reproducing. via bioexpedition.com

Sumatran Orangutan. Of the 9 existing populations of Sumatran orangutans, only 7 have prospects of long-term viability, each with an estimated 250 or more individuals. Only 3 populations contain more than 1,000 orangutans. Orangutans that were confiscated from the illegal trade or as pets are being reintroduced to Bukit Tigapuluh National Park. They number around 70 and are reproducing. via bioexpedition.com

A male Sumatran orangutan crosses a fallen tree, Indonesia. The Sumatran orangutan is critically endangered, with less than 15,000 alive in the wild.

A male Sumatran orangutan crosses a fallen tree, Indonesia. The Sumatran orangutan is critically endangered, with less than 15,000 alive in the wild.

WEBSTA @ natgeo - Images by @joelsartore | A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan named Suzie at the @GladysPorterZoo. (Swipe for more)Female Sumatran orangutans never leave the trees of the forest and males touch the ground very rarely. There are only nine populations of Sumatran orangutans left, and only seven of those have optimistic prospects of long-term viability. Despite legal protection in Indonesia, Sumatran orangutans are still taken from the wild to be kept as pets

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WEBSTA @ natgeo - Images by @joelsartore | A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan named Suzie at the @GladysPorterZoo. (Swipe for more)Female Sumatran orangutans never leave the trees of the forest and males touch the ground very rarely. There are only nine populations of Sumatran orangutans left, and only seven of those have optimistic prospects of long-term viability. Despite legal protection in Indonesia, Sumatran orangutans are still taken from the wild to be kept as pets

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