Orangutans

Forests Group Halts Plan to Endorse Indonesian Paper Giant

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has suspended plans to give its influential endorsement to Indonesian …

Forests

15 National Geographic Contest Photos That Show The Magnificence of Our Planet

Sometimes we get stuck in our daily routine, and we forget how big and incredible our world is. We’re so lucky to have certain people who can remind …

Grand Canyon

Orangutan conservation bears fruit on Borneo

The Malaysian state of Sarawak is home to some of the largest but most at-risk populations of orangutans in the world. The Semenggoh Wildlife …

Environment

UGH! Palm Oil Is Now Threatening Apes in Africa, Too…

In nations such as Malaysia and Indonesia where palm oil plantations are rapidly taking over areas that were once diverse rainforest ecosystems, the …

Biodiversity

Pick of the week: Greenpeace's lovable orangutan reveals a hard-hitting message

The animated film does a good job of making the global crisis of rainforest destruction personal through an engaging, heartwarming story about a …

Advertising (UK)

Orangutan Jungle School, review: the drama of a playground full of curious apes

Valentino, Clara and Beni spend most of their time dangling from climbing frames, guzzling milk and giving their teachers the runaround. But this is no ordinary crèche – we’re in Orangutan Jungle School (Channel 4) where graduation means a pass into the uncharted jungles of Borneo. Covering similar …

Television (UK)

Why there's been a boom in discovering new species despite a biodiversity crisis

Something of a boom in the discovery of new species is taking place right now. It is so significant that some say it is similar to the period of the …

Biodiversity

Wednesday’s best TV: 9-1-1; Recipes That Made Me

9-1-1<p><b>9pm, Sky Witness</b><br>Ryan Murphy’s latest hit drama is an adrenalised tribute to the dedication and ingenuity of LA first-responders, spearheaded by Connie Britton’s cool-headed dispatcher, Angela Bassett’s steely beat cop and Peter Krause’s stickler fire captain. The action ricochets between …

Atlético Madrid

BABY ANIMALS EATING

A longtime wildlife photographer presents an album of her photographs of baby animals eating.Eszterhas, who has observed and photographed animals …

Monkeys

Malaysia to alter 'hideous' tourism logo featuring ape in shades

Malaysia's new government will change an official tourism logo featuring an orangutan wearing sunglasses after it sparked a storm of mockery, a …

Kuala Lumpur

Animation Breaks Down What Palm Oil Is Doing to Orangutans So Well It Should Be Required Viewing in Schools (VIDEO)

A new animated video released by Greenpeace puts the issue with palm oil in such a creative way, even children will be able to understand. The video …

Palm Oil

Emma Thompson Narrates Greenpeace Animated Short to Lobby Against ‘Dirty’ Palm Oil

Greenpeace enlisted Emma Thompson as the narrator of “Rang-tan,” an animated short about a little girl and her orangutan friend — whose Indonesian …

Streaming

Mother, Greenpeace and Salon Alpin's new animated short focuses on deforestation, palm oil, and orangutans

Since 1969, Greenpeace has been engaged in a globe-spanning attempt to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Its …

Animation

Local neonatologist tapped to care for Greenville Zoo's new arrival

The patient’s labor was failing to progress. Her contractions were beginning to slow.<p>Worried about the baby as much as the mother, health care …

Pregnancy

Greenpeace's hand-painted story of an orangutan pressures Unilever and Nestlé on palm oil

Actress Emma Thompson, brand ambassador for Greenpeace, has lent her voice to the environmental charity's latest work – an illustration of the loss …

Palm Oil

Nine best destinations for the ultimate ethical animal experiences

For an animal lover the temptation to get up and close and personal with wildlife can be strong. While it may be difficult to accept, it’s important …

Wildlife

Teen orangutan mum reunited with baby after it was kidnapped

This is the incredible moment a young orangutan mother is reunited with her baby after she was kidnapped.<p>Filmed as part of new show Orangutan Jungle …

Entertainment (UK)

Greenpeace and Emma Thompson Craft a Touching Story About the Orangutan’s Plight

With the world’s population of orangutans having declined by half in just 16 years, wildlife advocates are ringing alarm bells about the continued …

Palm Oil

Are polar bears left-handed? Truth behind the myth - and whether animals can be left-handed

It has long been reported that polar bears are left-handed, or left-pawed to be more precise.<p>The claim often gets shared online, or it gets talked …

Wildlife

Giving Orangutans Back Their Freedom: A Story Of Hope

Today they face a very tenuous future in the wild<p>OrangutanJungleSchool<p>With so much depressing news reported globally every day, it can be hard to …

Plantations

Greenpeace warns brands on palm oil through a moving animated tale of an orangutan

Greenpeace is putting pressure on brands to stop using dirty palm oil in a global campaign that highlights the destruction of rainforests through the …

Advertising (UK)

Greenpeace takes ‘heart over head’ approach as it looks to widen appeal beyond activists

Greenpeace hopes taking a “heart over head” approach to its latest campaign will engage consumers at an emotional level rather than just hitting them …

Advertising (UK)

Will $1.6b Hydroelectric Plant in South Tapanuli Endanger World's Rarest Great Ape?

<b>Jakarta.</b> The development of a $1.6 billion hydroelectric project in North Sumatra could potentially threaten the survival of the world's rarest great …

Hydroelectric Power

How an everyday ingredient used in chocolate, soap, biscuits and mayo is driving orangutans to the brink of extinction

Every time we shampoo, eat a chocolate bar or spread our toast with peanut butter we could be helping to push orangutans to the brink of …

Palm Oil

The race to protect the forests and wildlife of Sumatra's Thirty Hills

In-Depth<p>Fall 2018<p>Neil Ever Osborne<p>To reach one of the last great swaths of lowland rain forest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, you must drive …

Biodiversity

PHOTOS: World Elephant Day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo helped to celebrate resident Asian elephants and elephants all over the world and educate people at the zoo for World Elephant Day. …

Extinction

Be Kind

Elephants are majestic creatures, so you're not alone if you've wanted to ride one. But what we don't see is the cruelty that goes on behind the …

Wildlife

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A Sumatran orangutan, fireflies mating and a sea lion cooling off in record-breaking Californian heat are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Sea Lions

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘72 Dangerous Animals: Asia’ On Netflix Is The ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Of The Animal Kingdom

<i>The newest addition to the franchise,</i> 72 Dangerous Animals<i>:</i> Asia <i>provides viewers with an inside look at nature’s most menacing creatures. Now</i> …

American Ninja

The 2019 emoji will be wildly diverse and inclusive

The Unicode Consortium, the organization in charge of selecting which emoji make it to your phone, unveiled its candidates for 2019 on Thursday—and …

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