The future of DR Congo forests mapped

A new interactive map that plots the land use of DR Congo’s forested lands is now online. Anyone can take a look at the map and find out where the logging concessions are, which parts are protected, the nationality of the logging companies with permits and a whole host of other information.

Bleak future for rescued orangutans or a bright new start?

Bleak future for rescued orangutans or a bright new start?

It cost the Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia company $1.5 million dollars for a 60 year license and it takes up to 7 years to rewild a rescued orangutan but the new 86,450 reserve in West Kalimantan may not be the ideal sanctuary for the apes. Warning have been made that the Muara Wahau sanctuary is still rife with illegal loggers and poachers.