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Great apes, small numbers: Genetic study reveals recent decline in endangered orangutan population, but offers hope for the future

16 October 2012

New research published via the Journal of Heredity, via Advanced Access, has found that Sumatran orangutans have undergone a substantial recent population decline, but the same research revealed the existence of critical corridors for dispersal migrations that, if protected, can help maintain genetic diversity and aid in the species’ conservation.

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Read the research paper 'Marked population structure and recent migration in the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan'