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Monitoring orangutan habitat from the air (May 17, 2018)
Posted on 21:46 May 18th, 2018

The Tapanuli Orangutan Protection Unit (TOPU) of Scorpion Foundation and the Wildlife Authority (BBKSDA) rangers in South Tapanuli carried out a joint monitoring of orangutan habitat in South Tapanuli part of the Batangtoru Forest (also known as Tapanuli Forest). This time, it was not only ground monitoring but also monitoring the orangutan habitat from the air by using drone.


Monitoring team from field office of BBKSDA and Scorpion Foundation.


Yasra Alfariza is checking the drone before flying it.


Head of the Tapanuli Orangutan Protection Unit (TOPU), Yasra Alfariza holding a drone a moment before it was flown to get aerial view of orangutan habitat in Batangtoru forest.


Monitoring orangutan habitat using binocular.


The forest of Tapanuli.

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Another snapshot of Batangtoru forest.


Tapanuli orangutan-a newly discovered species of great ape in Indonesia. With only about 800 remaining in Batangtoru forest, the Tapanuli orangutan is the most Critically Endangered great ape in the world.

(Photos: Scorpion)





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