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Orangutans, some last words!

This is (maybe) my last post about the research about orangutans that there will be. Most of it was written one week before I headed to Sweden: 609 more words


Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market

Orangutans are endangered. Now, they’re also at the epicenter of a quiet revolution, a transformation taking place on our grocery store shelves, as one company after another promises to switch to palm oil from “deforestation-free” sources. 1,737 more words


Jungle trekking in Borneo with Orangutans

“Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings.”

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Book review: Pongo

Hodgson, Jesse. Pongo. Flying Eye Books, 2013. $16.95 ISBN 9781909263093 Unpaged. Ages 3-6. P8Q8

Pongo, the orangutan, decides to climb up out of his thick jungle home and see the bright orange sun. 64 more words

Book Reviews

The problem with palm oil

Indonesia has one of the highest tropical forest loss rates in the world with 74 million hectares of forest destroyed in the past 50 years. The lucrative hardwood trade; a lack of effective conservation laws; and endemic corruption have left the forests at the mercy of loggers, and the looming ecological disaster is well documented. 1,699 more words

Pose for Pongos: Take 2

fundraising to help make a difference.

One of my favorite things to do is to organize and run fundraisers; you can call it a weird (or different) interest. 836 more words

Passion For Pongos

WWE Legend Bruno Sammartino vs. An Orangutan: Who Ya Got?

Sometimes, we take for granted just how crazy the inside world of professional wrestling can be.  There’s a certain carnival sideshow mentality among the industry that has never quite been shed, because people can’t resist a spectacle and will usually pay good money to see one.  339 more words