8-month old Otan who lost his mother and home due to deforestation. @ Galih Nofrio Nanda/Greenpeace

8-month old Otan who lost his mother and home due to deforestation.

I was with a Greenpeace team in fire-ravaged West Kalimantan last month, when I heard some news from Linga Village, about 30 minutes by road from the capital, Pontianak in which villagers were nurturing a wild orangutan.

Otan’s home had been razed to make way for an oil plantation. Only small patches of forest were left, but in time those areas would be razed too.

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