Plan to buy land for orangutans

Plan to buy land for orangutans

The habitat of orangutans has long been under threat.

The species live only in the forests of Malaysia and Indonesia, habitats that are being cut down by loggers and farmers.

However, things may be looking up for the primates.

A group of charities is hoping to safeguard the natural habitat of orangutans in Borneo, as well as other endangered species.

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The plan is to to the purchase of a corridor of land, linking together various pockets of intact habitat.

Kirsty Burgess is the Conservation Programmes Manager with the World Land Trust.

The World Today's Max Pearson asked her for further details.

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First broadcast 29 October 2008

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