Friends of the Orangutan

Sabah Corridor risks making orangutans, elephants extinct

Date of Release: 
Jan 31 2016

KINABATANGAN: Malaysian non-governmental organisation (NGO), Friends of the Orangutan (Foto), has raised concern over the environmental impact of Sabah’s development at the North-East of Sabah, the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (LKWS), and has urged the government to reconsider the move.
In a statement, Foto Director, Upreshpal Singh said, “The Kinabatangan region is already very fragmented and protected species such as the Bornean orangutan and pygmy elephant populations are decreasing; their survival in the area will only be a bigger challenge if such a project was approved.”

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