There are thousands of Bornean and Sumatran species under threat due to Deforestation. Their dense, bio-diverse habitat is being destroyed at an alarming rate to make way for Unsustainable Palm Oil Plantations.
The animals are not only losing their habitat, but the roads constructed for the plantation workers expose the forest to poachers and animal smugglers. These roads allow the poachers and smugglers to access the forest and capture the exotic wildlife within. These animals are often sold on the illegal pet trade market, used in the entertainment business, slaughtered in order to make medicines, killed for their fur, skin or ivory, or, in the case of Sunbears; put in small cages and milked for their bile (fluid in liver).
Orangutans, along with many other endangered South-East Asian animal species, can now only be found living infragmented pockets of remaining rainforest. This is not only due to habitat destruction, but also these sickening acts of cruelty and murder.
Below are just a few of the many wildlife species under threat due to Deforestation.
There is also examples of just four of the many magnificent tropical flower species threatened by Deforestation.
(To learn the name of the species under threat because of deforestation, simply click the photo.)
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