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Posts Tagged ‘Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre’

Can Ecotourism Help Save Endangered Species?

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 22 May 2012

We’ve all visited neglected, underfunded and high-traffic tourist parks where wild and endangered animals have become almost tame. Sites such as these, where regulations are inadequately enforced, are unfortunately far too common. On the sunny flip side of this is well-planned ecotourism, the kind that helps conserve many outdoor and wilderness spaces that may be a last hope for endangered species.

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Photo of the Week: Orangutan, Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia

  • Frans Gesell (Photo) Jessica Peter/Willie Ki (Text)
  • 30 January 2011

Meeting our ‘ancestors’ is a must when you pay a visit to mysterious Borneo. Sharing over 90% of their DNA with humans, the orangutans, or ‘red apes’, are one of the most endangered species of the 13 types of primate found on the island. In Sabah, one of the best spots to see orangutans is at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, located approximately 25 kilometres from Sandakan.

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