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Unexpected Ecological Resilience in Bornean Orangutans and Implications for Pulp and Paper Plantation Management

Meijaard, Erik; Albar, Guillaume; Nardiyono; Rayadin, Yaya; Ancrenaz, Marc; Spehar, Stephanie


Ecological studies of orangutans have almost exclusively focused on populations living in primary or selectively logged rainforest. The response of orangutans to severe habitat degradation remains therefore poorly understood. Most experts assume that viable populations cannot survive outside undisturbed or slightly disturbed forests. This is a concern because nearly 75% of all orangutans live outside protected areas, where degradation of natural forests is likely to occur, or where these are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-09-22
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012813


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