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The Future of the Bornean Orangutan

Impacts of Change in Land and Climate

Edited by United Nations

Paperback
Over the past century, orangutan populations in Southeast Asia have seen a very steep decline, driven to the brink of extinction by a host of man-made threats. Deforestation, illegal logging, the expansion of agro-industrial plantations and hunting – these forces combined to isolate orangutans into precarious pockets of forest on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Now, a new threat has emerged: climate change. This report assesses the impacts of land cover change and climate change on Borneo's endangered orangutans. It also examines the major driver of deforestation – the expansion of oil palm – and analyses how various land-use scenarios might impact the region through different climate change projections. As global initiatives are being set in place, it is encouraged to utilize these approaches to ensure a path towards sustainable development, not just for the benefit of humankind, but also for its closest relatives, the orangutans. « less more »
Bernan Distribution / United Nations
Pages: 64Size: 8 1/4 x 10 1/2
978-94-9179902-0 • Paperback • January 2017 • $35.00 • (£23.95) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
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