Entries in orangutans (7)

Wednesday
Nov082017

Drones in the  Wild

Drones have infiltrated our society quicker than anybody could have predicted. Whilst they are popular amongst wildlife and landscape photographers, can this new form of intelligent life actually prove beneficial in conservation efforts, or is it having a negative impact on nature and its inhabitants? Here we explore the development and the ethics of drones in the wild.

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Friday
Nov202015

The Most Devoted Parents In The Animal Kingdom

While human parents have nappies, terrible twos, school runs, homework and driving lessons to deal with, in the animal kingdom the parental tasks are as diverse as the animals themselves. They learn to swim, stand, and feed themselves and go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their species.

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Friday
Aug212015

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Today, there are two species of orangutan - Bornean and Sumatran - inhabiting the Indonesian and Malaysian islands from which they get their name. Fossil evidence suggests that since the Pleistocene era orangutans have been distributed widely across much of South East Asia. However populations of the world’s largest arboreal mammals have recently been in decline.

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Friday
Oct112013

Big Match Fortnight for World Land Trust: buying a corridor to save orangutans

Habitat loss as a result of deforestation is putting Orangutan populations under serious threat.

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Wednesday
May092012

Who’s Flying the Flag for Conservation?

Today Into the Wild is looking at who’s flying the flag for conservation. Yes we’re going to be looking at those flagship conservation species that are teetering on the brink of exticntion. 

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Friday
Feb032012

Equator: Asia

This week Into the Wild has been on a round the world trip to the lands touched by the equatorial line. So far we’ve been through South America and Africa. Today the line of zero degrees latitude is leading us into Asia where it passes over just a small selection of Indonesian Islands – despite their small size, these lands are still jam packed with equatorial wonders.

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Monday
Jan302012

Volunteer Interview: Ruth Bentley - Indonesia Orangutan Conservation

Today we speak to future volunteer Ruth Bentley who later this year will be heading off to Frontier’s Indonesia Orangutan Conservation project. We asked Ruth a few questions about her upcoming trip, finding out what she’s excited about, what she’s going to pack and a few other bits and pieces.

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