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Photo highlights from Sumatra . More pictures from Sumatra are available at Sumatra images. Unless otherwise specified, images were taken by Rhett A. Butler and are copyright mongabay.com 1994-2012.

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News on Sumatra

Sumatra News | Mongabay Environmental News

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The government is also pushing to revise a 25-year-old conservation law.

No more than 100 of the creatures still live in Indonesia's forests, with nine more in captivity.

Two traders of beaks from the helmeted hornbill were arrested in Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 12. Authorities confiscated 12 beaks and ...
Natural forest and acacia plantation in Riau. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

In a notable shift away from business-as-usual in Indonesia's plantation sector, forestry giant Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) will undertake ...

In what conservationists are hailing as a major breakthrough in efforts to protect Sumatra's fast-dwindling lowland rainforests, the Indonesian government on ...

Conservationists posed as buyers to learn where they were being stored.

A transmigrant returns home with tidings of a lucrative tree crop, and the money begins to flow. Years later, villagers must ...
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How is it that this “singing, swinging” great gibbon, with the retro, roaring ‘20s hairstyle, isn’t a primate conservation rock star?

In Sumatra’s only place where rhinos, tigers, elephants and great apes still coexist together in the wild.

A recent study examines how five wild cat species manage to coexist on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where rates of ...

He was apprehended in the coastal city of Bintuhan, a "notorious transit point" for wildlife contraband.

A prominent Indonesian wildlife trafficker who was arrested while trying to sell a baby orangutan in February was sentenced last week ...

Dozens of fires are raging across Indonesia's Tesso Nilo National Park National Park, a protected area that has lost more than ...

The Indonesian government has promised to crack down on the growing number of people showing off dead or abused endangered animals ...

'One percent of the world's population,' veterinarian Zulfi Arsan says as he nods towards Bina, a 714-kilogram, 30-year-old female Sumatran rhinoceros ...

Shoppers may be willing to pay a 15 to 56 percent premium for palm oil produced without the destruction endangered species' ...

Sumatra is estimated to have lost 85 percent of its forests in the past half century, primarily due to widespread conversion ...

Mukhtar used to be an illegal logger. Now he coordinates community forest rangers in Indonesia's Aceh province. His job involves preventing ...

Greenpeace is re-engaging with Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) after the Indonesian forestry giant quickly responded to the killing of a ...

For the sixth episode of its third season, HBO’s Emmy-winning news series, VICE, focused its lens on Indonesia’s palm oil industry. ...
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