Not true that 6,100 orang utan killed between 1999 and 2015, says Sabah dept


The Sabah Wildlife Department director says the state government has made serious efforts to boost the protection of orang utan, such as by declaring and gazetting bigger areas as protected habitat. – EPA pic, February 18, 2018.

THE Sabah Wildlife Department has rubbished a report by foreign media, claiming that 6,100 orang utan were killed in the state between 1999 and 2015.

Its director, Augustine Tuuga, in a statement today, said the report was “baseless” as it referred to research, by three scientists based in the state, that did not have hard facts and evidence.


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