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Saving the home of the orangutan

Palm oil production has destroyed the natural habitat of the orangutan. Now conservationists are working to restore the forest.

Global demand for cheaper food has meant big business for palm oil producing nations like Malaysia.

But the large-scale plantations have devastated the rich wildlife in places like Borneo island in Sabah state.

Indra Sunjoto, a Sabah district forestry officer, tells the BBC about his work replanting the forest to preserve the habitat of the orangutan.

  • 04 Aug
  • From the section Asia