From snack foods to cosmetics, about half of the packaged items in our grocery stores contain palm oil. To produce the oil, huge swaths of rainforest in Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia are cleared every year.
The once expansive and ancient forests of Borneo have been brought to the brink.
Yet another one of the world's most incredible species is now critically endangered according to the International Union for Nature Conservation's (IUCN) latest assessment. Having now joined their Sumatran cousins on the list, the issues causing their degradation have been brought into the spotlight once more.
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The parents of a medical student murdered in Borneo have said they are "haunted" by the thought of him suffering after he
Scroll down for more pictures. A baby orangutan found in a urine-soaked box was in such bad condition that he looked "mummified
Orangutans are highly intelligent animals. They are extremely similar to humans, given that they're able to use advanced cognitive skills, and in fact they share 96.4% of our genetic make-up. It is no surprise then that the word 'Orangutan' translates from the Malay language as 'Man of the forest'.
Footage of a giant red leech swallowing a 70cm long blue worm is causing waves of wonder (and presumably disgust) across
Malaysian Fishmonger Could Face Death Penalty As He's Charged With Murder Of British Medical Students
A Malaysian fishmonger could face the death penalty after being charged with murdering two British medical students in Borneo
Borneo. Just the name conjures up images of remote river expeditions through steamy rainforest in search of the most famous of its inhabitants, the orangutan. And despite opening up to tourism significantly in recent years, vast tracts of this island (particularly the Indonesian state of Kalimantan) are still a lost world in tourism terms