Sumatran orangutan: Safe for now?
Wich, S. A., Singleton, I., Nowak, M. G., Atmoko, S., Nisam, G., Arif, S. M., Putra, R. H., Ardi, R., Fredriksson, G., Usher, G., Gaveau, D. L. A., and Kuhl, H. S. (2016). “Land-cover Changes Predict Steep Declines for the Sumatran Orangutan” (Pongo abelii). Science Advances, 2: 1-8. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500789
While much research has pointed to a steady decline of the Sumatran orangutan as a consequence of habitat loss, a recent study shows population estimates are higher than previously thought. Are these higher estimates enough to preserve the species?