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Global Demand for Natural Resources Eliminated More Than 100,000 Bornean Orangutans

Voigt, Maria, Wich, Serge A., Ancrenaz, Marc, Meijaard, Erik, Abram, Nicola, Banes, Graham L., Campbell-Smith, Gail, d’Arcy, Laura J., Delgado, Roberto A., Erman, Andi, and others. (2018) Global Demand for Natural Resources Eliminated More Than 100,000 Bornean Orangutans. Current Biology, 28 (5). pp. 761-769. ISSN 0960-9822. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.053) (KAR id:66068)


Voigt et al. show the negative impact of natural resource use on the density distribution of Bornean orangutans. The habitat of half of the population was affected. Over 16 years, more than 100,000 individuals were lost. Decline rates were highest when habitat was removed. Absolute losses were largest in selectively logged and primary forests.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.053
Uncontrolled keywords: Pongo pygmaeus, density distribution modeling, decline, resource use, land-use change, industrial agriculture, oil palm, logging, hunting, conflict killing
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Matthew Struebig
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 10:16 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 17:16 UTC
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