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Conservation group: Bornean orangutan critically endangered

General July 8, 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, conservationists from Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation carry a tranquilized orangutan as they conduct a rescue and release operation for orangutans trapped in a swath of jungle in Sungai Mangkutub, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. A global conservation group says Borneo's orangutans are now a critically endangered species due to hunting and destruction of forest habitat. The International Union for Conservation of Nature estimates the number of Bornean orangutans has dropped by nearly two-thirds since the early 1970s and will further decline to 47,000 animals by 2025. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A global conservation group says Borneo's orangutans are now a critically endangered species due to hunting and destruction of forest habitat.


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