This video is about orang-utans.
Mining giant to raze apes’ forest home
Clare Rewcastle and Jon Ungoed-Thomas
Documents obtained by The Sunday Times reveal that the Anglo-Australian group BHP Billiton plans to exploit mining rights across swathes of Borneo’s tropical forests in southeast Asia. It has lobbied for the protected status of some of these areas to be lifted so it can clear the trees and dig for coal.
Details of the proposed open cast mines in the region, known as the Heart of Borneo, have outraged environmentalists and wildlife experts.
Orang-utan ancestry: here.
Primates of Indonesia video: here.
Geology of Borneo caves: here.
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