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Tapanuli orangutan endangered by Sumatran hydropower scheme

Tapanuli orangutan endangered by Sumatran hydropower scheme

Laurance, William F., Wich, Serge A., Onrizal, Onrizal, Fredriksson, Gabriella, Usher, Graham, Santika, Truly ORCID: 0000-0002-3125-9467, Byler, Dirck, Mittermeier, Russel, Kormos, Rebecca, Williamson, Elizabeth A. and Meijaard, Erik (2020) Tapanuli orangutan endangered by Sumatran hydropower scheme. Nature Ecology & Evolution. ISSN 2397-334X (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1263-x)

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Abstract

The Tapanuli orangutan survives today in less than 1,200 km of rainforest in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, in an area known as Batang Toru, where it was scientifically discovered in 1997. Teeming with endangered fauna and flora, the Batang Toru forest has been partially felled and fragmented and parts of the remainder allocated to agriculture, mining, hydropower and geothermal-energy production. The Tapanuli orangutan is estimated to number just 767 individuals, divided among three subpopulations. Its total remaining habitat 10 is merely a tenth the size of Sydney, Australia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydropower; Tapanuli orangutan
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 12:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29178

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