Orangutans are native to the Indonesian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Tragically, the area of rainforest across these islands has declined by over 80 percent in the past two decades alone, primarily because of palm oil production.
Congolese usually kill the giraffes for one body part: their tails, considered a status symbol in some communities. According to Leon Lamprecht, joint operations director for African Parks, men “use the tail as a dowry to the bride’s father if they want to ask for the hand of a bride.” The long black hairs are often turned into fly whisks.
One of PT Kayung Agro Lestari’s “high conservation value” forests (left) is separated from the rest of the oil-palm plantation by a short moat. The plantation is within sight of the mountains of Gunung Palung National Park.