Accusations fly over threat to rarest great ape.

  title={Accusations fly over threat to rarest great ape.},
  author={Dyna Rochmyaningsih},
  volume={365 6458},
A hydropower dam now under construction in the Batung Toru ecosystem on northern Sumatra in Indonesia sits in the habitat of a population of orangutans discovered only in 1997 that was found to be its own species, the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), in 2017. Indonesian scientists collaborating with PT North Sumatera Hydro Energy (PT NSHE), the company building the dam, say the project will have minimal impact. But other primatologists and conservationists, many of them foreigners, say… 

Tapanuli orangutan endangered by Sumatran hydropower scheme

To the Editor — The Tapanuli orangutan survives today in less than 1,200 km2 of rainforest in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, in an area known as Batang Toru, where it was scientifically discovered1 in

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Access Roads

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