Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?
Deforestation caused by palm oil cultivation is pushing orangutans into the path of farmers who shoot the animals with air rifles to get rid of them.
This is a series about the animals of Indonesia's Leuser rainforest and the people trying to save them. Leuser is one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
Part three of a five part series.
- The elephant men of Bener Meriah
- Will Sumatra's elephants go extinct?
- Baby orangutans rescued from pet trade
- 'I've killed hundreds of endangered birds'
Filmed, edited and produced by Charlotte Pamment
Reporter: Reporter: Mehulika Sitepu, BBC Indonesia
Additional camerawork and production support by Shinta Retnani, Haryo Wirawan and Irendra Radjawali
Find out more about why palm oil is so controversial.
04 May 2019