Doubts cast on Indonesian orangutan report

Leipzig/Brunei. Orangutan populations are still declining rapidly, despite claims by the Indonesian Government that things are looking better for the red apes. In the journal Current Biology, a team of scientists including Maria Voigt of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology criticise the use of inappropriate methods for assessing management impacts on wildlife trends. The researchers call for scientifically sound measures to be employed in order to ensure that wildlife monitoring provides reliable numbers.

Doubts cast on Indonesian orangutan report

Zoologists question the reliability of ape number increase claims. Samantha Page reports.

Tue 6 Nov 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Contrary to government report, orangutans continue to decline

A recent report by the Government of Indonesia claiming an increase in orangutan populations of more than 10 percent from 2015 to 2017 is at odds with many recently published and peer-reviewed ...

Mon 5 Nov 18 from Phys.org

Orangutan numbers ‘are still in decline’ despite the Indonesian government’s claims

A controversial Indonesian report claimed numbers of the orangutans were increasing in the native Sumatra and Borneo. New research has directly contradicted this.

Mon 5 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

Orangutan numbers continue to decline — despite optimistic government report

There is little reason for optimism here -- but conservation efforts can still make a difference.

Mon 5 Nov 18 from ZME Science

Researchers say orangutans are declining despite Indonesian government’s claims

Researchers say a recent Indonesian government report inaccurately claims that the orangutan population in the country is increasing, which could have significant implications for future conservation ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Mongabay.com

Despite government claims, orangutan populations have not increased

Orangutan populations are still declining rapidly, despite claims by the Indonesian Government that things are looking better for the red apes. Scientists criticize the use of inappropriate ...

Mon 5 Nov 18 from ScienceDaily

Despite government claims, orangutan populations have not increased, Mon 5 Nov 18 from Eurekalert

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