The fight to save Asia's apes

6 October 2008

Last week's edition of Al Jazeera’s 101 East focused on the fight to save the orangutans.

The program features Lone Droscher-Nielsen and the inhabitants of Nyaru Menteng as well as a panel discussion with Tony Soehartono from the Indonesian Forestry Department, Erik Meijaard from The Nature Conservancy and Hardi Baktiantoro from the Centre for Orangutan Protection.

The impact of deforestation either through illegal logging or expansion of the oil palm industry is discussed along with the conflict between economic development and conservation of the habitat.

The program can be viewed on youtube at:
Part 1: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=W8hXHFMIt18
Part 2: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=iNe6oUGXItA