An orangutan has been filmed trying to defend its habitat from illegal loggers on the Indonesian island of Borneo.
The statistics are alarming. On the island of Borneo, great ape populations have declined by more than 50% over the past two decades.
This information is provided by International Animal Rescue responsible for filming this impressive video in which an orangutan walks along the trunk of a tree being felled. The animal seems to be heading towards the bulldozer which is destroying its natural habitat to confront it. But the truth is he’s probably scared, looking for a place to take refuge from so much human cruelty.
“This desperate orangutan frantically seeks shelter from the destructive power of the bulldozer, a machine that has already decimated everything around him.“, comments the organization about the video. The entity, which finally managed to save the orangutan, warns on its website that animals in Indonesia are suffering and dying from the destruction of the jungle.
These raw images are part of a video recorded in 2013 by the said organization but unfortunately they continue to be repeated today.
“Unfortunately, scenes like this are becoming more common in Indonesia. Deforestation has caused the orangutan population to plummet. Habitats are being destroyed and orangutans are starving“, adds the organization.
All this destruction of the forest is due to the ambition of palm oil. The production of this industrial input is harmful to both human health and the environment.