Overview

Distribution

Range Description

See species-level assessment (Pongo pygmaeus).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
See species-level assessment (Pongo pygmaeus).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
A2cd

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Ancrenaz, M., Marshall, A., Goossens, B., van Schaik, C., Sugardjito, J., Gumal, M. & Wich, S.

Reviewer/s
Mittermeier, R.A. & Williamson, E.A. (Primate Red List Authority)

Contributor/s

Justification
There has been an estimated decline of orangutan well over 50% during the last 60 years (generation length estimated at 20 years, Wich et al. in press). The decline of the species is predicted to continue at this rate, primarily because of forest loss due to conversion of forest to agriculture and fires. The majority of remnant wild populations are located outside of protected areas, in forests that are exploited for timber production or in the process of being converted to agriculture. Last but not least, poaching and the pet-trade remain major threats to across most of Borneo.

History
  • 2007
    Endangered
  • 2000
    Endangered
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Population

Population
See species-level assessment (Pongo pygmaeus).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
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