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The North-eastern Bornean Orangutan found in Sabah, Malaysia is an endangered member of the great apes. Oil palm plantations that create the vast monotonous landscapes of modern day Malaysia are particularly poor for holding biodiversity that can support the large mammals that need this space since their displacement from their native tropical rainforest. One of many human-wildlife space conflicts that could be lessened by careful planning. Alas there is no such thing as ‘careful planning’ in an industry that is driven by those that care only for their own financial welfare. 
Feb 7, 2012 / 13 notes

The North-eastern Bornean Orangutan found in Sabah, Malaysia is an endangered member of the great apes. Oil palm plantations that create the vast monotonous landscapes of modern day Malaysia are particularly poor for holding biodiversity that can support the large mammals that need this space since their displacement from their native tropical rainforest. One of many human-wildlife space conflicts that could be lessened by careful planning. Alas there is no such thing as ‘careful planning’ in an industry that is driven by those that care only for their own financial welfare.