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Indonesia said Tuesday that it plans to step up its law enforcement on Borneo Island, after it acknowledged that hundreds of mine and plantation companies are operating illegally on the island, which is affecting forests and threatened species.
An official said Friday that Indonesia will reserve thousands of hectares of forest in Borneo island for about 200 captive orangutans, which will be released in a conservation drive.
More than 120 new animal species, including a flying frog and a slug that can shoot, have been found in Borneo since 2007.
Conservationists have warned that the world has less than 20 years left to save the orangutan.
Wildlife conservationists say a boom in palm oil -- used extensively for biofuel and processed food like margarine -- has affected the jungles in Borneo, endangering the already declining orangutan populations.
Wildlife activists have constructed a bridge that connects treetops in an orangutan refuge on Borneo Island to encourage the endangered mammals to find new partners and thwart inbreeding.
A national park in Borneo Island, which is home to hundreds of endangered orangutans, has been partially turned into a development zone complete with an airport and brothels.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2008) - Kalimantan Gold Corporation Limited (TSX VENTURE:KLG)(AIM:KLG) has completed the acquisition of the remaining 25% interest in its KSK Contract of Work ("KSK COW") that it did not already hold.
Efforts underway to save thousands of orchid species from extinction